Bug 14736 - ifup-post does not set hostname for PCMIA interfaces
Summary: ifup-post does not set hostname for PCMIA interfaces
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts   
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Version: 6.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Reported: 2000-07-27 16:41 UTC by Dirk Kutscher
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:15 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-07-27 16:42:00 UTC
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Description Dirk Kutscher 2000-07-27 16:41:30 UTC
Line 25 of ifup-post (initscripts-5.00-1) contains a
check that prevents the script from setting the hostname
for interfaces that have not been activated at boot time ("$2" = "boot").

This is inconvenient for PCMCIA adapters where the interface is
never activated at boot time.

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2000-07-27 19:11:25 UTC
This is intentional; for PCMCIA adapters and other things that
could be changed often on the computer, we don't want
to set a hostname; changing the hostname at random points
during runtime can cause application
failures (X being the notable example.)


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