Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 146817
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:06 EST
Description of problem:
I am having a problem with the latest dhclient rpm which prevents it
from creating the propper resolv.conf. The existing resolv.conf is
properly moved to resolv.conf.predhclient but a new one isn't created.
It seems line 52 of /sbin/dhclient-script calls a function or script
which doesn't exist.
line from /sbin/dhclient-script:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
How reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install dhclient-3.0.1-10_EL3
2. DHCP from a dhcp server which provides resolv.conf information
output when running dhclient:
Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.0.1
Copyright 2004 Internet Systems Consortium.
All rights reserved.
For info, please visit http://www.isc.org/products/DHCP
Listening on LPF/eth1/00:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX
Sending on LPF/eth1/00:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX
Listening on LPF/eth0/00:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX
Sending on LPF/eth0/00:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX
Listening on LPF/lo/
Sending on LPF/lo/
Listening on LPF/bond0/00:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX
Sending on LPF/bond0/00:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX
Sending on Socket/fallback
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 7
DHCPDISCOVER on lo to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 4
DHCPDISCOVER on eth1 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 6
DHCPREQUEST on bond0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67
DHCPACK from 10.X.X.X
SIOCADDRT: File exists
/sbin/dhclient-script: line 52: change_resolv_conf: command not found
bound to 10.X.X.X -- renewal in 12886770 seconds.
/etc/resolv.conf isn't created
should create /etc/resolv.conf with proper information provided by the
The function simply needs to copy the contents of $rscf to
If I replace line 52 with:
cp $rscf /etc/resolv.conf && chmod 644 /etc/resolv.conf
everything works fine.
that is pretty lame though
It looks like you may not have the latest "initscripts" package .
dhcp-3.0.1-10_EL3 was designed to work with initscripts-7.31.17.EL+ ,
whose '/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/network-functions' script
implements the 'change_resolv_conf' function required by
/sbin/dhclient-script . This function is also implemented in the
latest initscripts-7.31.21.EL package for RHEL-3, and in RHEL-3-U4's
initscripts-7.32.18.EL package .
Use 'up2date' to update to latest RHEL-3-U4 build and obtain
initscripts-7.32.18.EL to fix this problem.
One more point - if 'rpm -q initscripts' reports that you have
initscripts-7.32.18.EL, it may have installed the network-functions
script as /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/network-functions.rpmnew ,
if you had modified the original network-functions script from the
previous initscripts package. In this case, backup network-functions,
and copy network-functions.rpmnew to network-functions.
*** Bug 150651 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 153107 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***