Bug 14736 - ifup-post does not set hostname for PCMIA interfaces
ifup-post does not set hostname for PCMIA interfaces
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 2000-07-27 12:41 EDT by Dirk Kutscher
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:15 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-07-27 12:42:00 EDT
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Description Dirk Kutscher 2000-07-27 12:41:30 EDT
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 15:11:25 EDT
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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