Bug 111484 - if locale is not en_US resume fails to restart networking
if locale is not en_US resume fails to restart networking
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 110420
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: apmd (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2003-12-04 07:14 EST by Giuliano Colla
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:40 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 14:00:16 EST
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Description Giuliano Colla 2003-12-04 07:14:13 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; it-IT; rv:1.5) Gecko/20031007

Description of problem:
symptom: after a suspend, resume fails to restore networking (and
possibly other services) if the system locale is set to something
different from C or en_US.

cause: apmscript sets LANG and LC_ALL in order to parse service status
information getting rid of i18, while bash uses LC_MESSAGES to
determine the message translation locale.

suggested remedy: replace all occurences of LC_ALL with LC_MESSAGES in

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:

1. on a laptop with apm support enabled, set system locale to it_IT or
fr_FR, or whatever non en_US
2. run apm -suspend, or cause a suspend by closing laptop lid
3. cause a resume (with the resume button, or whatever the laptop BIOS
uses for that purpose)

Actual Results:  run ifconfig and verify that no device is shown (not
even lo)

a "service network restart" is required to restore networking as it
was before suspend.

Expected Results:  networking at resume should be the same that was at

Additional info:

if either system locale is set to en_US, or all the occurences of
LC_ALL in /etc/sysconfig/apm-scripts/apmscript are replaced with
LC_MESSAGES, the services which were active at suspend, are properly
restored at resume.
Comment 1 Miloslav Trmac 2003-12-04 10:04:08 EST
The explanation doesn't make sense to me,
/etc/sysconfig/apm-scripts/apmscript does not use the bash string
translation feature ($"...") at all; moreover, the $"..." feature
correctly uses LC_ALL in precedence over LC_MESSAGES.
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2003-12-04 11:46:53 EST
This is fixed in the FC1 apmd, as far as I know.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 110420 ***
Comment 3 Giuliano Colla 2003-12-04 16:30:51 EST
For sake of precision. apmscript doesn't use the bash string
translation fueature, but the commands it invokes do. And, as clearly
stated in bash man page, LC_ALL takes precedence over a lot of LC_ect,
*but not* over LC_MESSAGES. Maybe it's more a bash bug then an
apmscript bug.
Comment 4 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 14:00:16 EST
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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