Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 112793
Per-profile device selection doesn't work
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:34 EST
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Description of problem:
Whenever I select or deselect a device in one profile, it is selected
or deselected in all profiles. This means that profiles are pretty
much useless (unless I set up the links in
This seemed such a major bug, I double-checked by moving aside my
/etc/sysconfig/networking directory and restarting (this caused a
crash, so I did mkdir for that directory, which then allowed me to
recreate my config from scratch but only confirmed the bug described
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Tick or untick a device in one profile.
2. Save the settings.
3. Switch to another profile. The change will have also been made to
this profile. Looking at the hard links in
/etc/sysconfig/networking/profiles confirms that this is really
Actual Results: The activation/deactivation of devices in profiles
should be independent (especially when the devices are network
logical copies of each other, which the manual says should not be
able to be activated in the same profile!)
Expected Results: The settings in different profiles should be
This tool seems badly broken which made me wonder if it's something
that I'm doing, but since removing the whole config and restarting
gave the same results I'm reporting as a bug. As an example of
another problem, if I copy a device (to get a logical network copy),
the corresponding file isn't created in
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts, so I then can't activate the device..
I found that I must create a default profile for each case (ie. one
home, one office). Using the default profile for "office", for
example, did not work and I saw the same thing you did.
IMO, the UI behaviour is not quite as expected, in my opinion.
*** Bug 122856 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 85651 ***