Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 110838
redhat-config-network does not create the proper links for copied interfaces in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts when changing profiles
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:34 EST
Description of problem:
redhat-config-network does not create the proper links for copied
interfaces in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts when changing profiles.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create two hardware devices in redhat-config-network. Say eth0 a
wired card, and eth1 a wireless card.
2. Configure eth0 to be included in the Common profile
3. Make two copies of eth1: eth1_home, eth1_work
4. Create a profile called home and activate eth1_home in home
5. Create a profile called work and activate eth1_work in work
6. Set your profile to home.
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth1_home is created
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth1 is created
This profile scheme worked as documented in RH9.
This is intented, as the new initscripts should handle
# /sbin/ifup eth1_home
While one can do that, about about auto ifuped devices like a pcmcia
network card? When one pops in a card, it'll show up as eth1 to the
system, and the pcmcia scripts will attempt to "ifup eth1" which will
While I can manually ifup the device, I do believe this change breaks
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 85651 ***