Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 163711
dhcdbd startup issues
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:10 EST
Description of problem:
There's two issues with the current dhcdbd startup priority (11).
1) It links to libdbus which is in /usr/bin; since 11 is before 25, we're not
guaranteeed /usr is mounted
2) It's long before the startup of messagebus (97), so dhcdbd cannot get on the
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
This is problematic though, because NetworkManager is at 98, so there isn't
really a place to put dhcdbd.
One possibility is to move messagebus far earlier; that gives us alot of
numerical room so to speak. Or maybe we drop everything and finish
*** Bug 162857 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
The recommended configuration for dhcdbd at the moment is NOT to start it
from the initscript, but to let NetworkManager start it (the dhcdbd.spec
file does NOT do a 'chkconfig --add'), and if dhcdbd is not running,
NetworkManager starts it up.
I'll resolve this issue next week with dhcdbd-1.7, at the same time as
resolving the issue of whether dhcdbd should auto-start on the session
bus and authentication issues.
I'm confused why dhcdbd has an init script at all if it's not intended to be run
by the init system. In fact if this is the recommended usage why is it even a
separate package from NetworkManager?
Having NetworkManager execute it currently conflicts with the Fedora SELinux
policy for it; I've added dwalsh to the CC here. If having NetworkManager exec
dhcdbd is the route chosen then we need to get policy updated to do a domain
domain_auto_trans(NetworkManager_t, dhcpc_exec_t, dhcpc_t)
Is already in there.
RE: Comment #3:
dhcdbd is intended to be a general-purpose program for controlling dhclient,
and providing access to dhcp options and notifications of dhcp option change
to any subscribing application, not just NetworkManager - hence the initscript.
Yes, I know there is a problem with the chkconfig startup order number -
As I said earlier, I'll be fixing that in the next release next week, along
with the authentication issues .
The SELinux policy is working correctly for it.
This is now fixed with dhcdbd-1.7, now in Rawhide and on external CVS.
The initscript now has 'chkconfig: 345 98 02', the same as NetworkManager,
and will start after the messagebus has started.
The system.d/dhcdbd.conf policy configuration now disallows any user other
than root to send to dhcdbd.
Might go into a new bugzilla:
/etc/init.d/dhcdbd: line 14: /etc/sysconfig/network: No such file or directory
RE: Comment #7 This is now fixed with dhcdbd-1.8.
I saw comment #7 during initial install of FC ia64 development. But dhcdbd in
development for ia64 hasn't bumped to dhcdbd-1.8 yet. ia64 is at
dhcdbd-1.7-1. Adding myself to the cclist.
RE: Comment #9: sorry about that. dhcdbd-1.8 is now in rawhide / development.