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Bug 17388 - ifup-ppp: DEVNAME/DEVICE confusion
ifup-ppp: DEVNAME/DEVICE confusion
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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Blocks: 17389
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Reported: 2000-09-09 18:56 EDT by Aleksey Nogin
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:16 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-10-02 18:08:17 EDT
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Description Aleksey Nogin 2000-09-09 18:56:37 EDT
For some strange reason, ifup-ppp in initscripts-5.00 first insists on 
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/chat-$DEVICE being present, but then does
the following:

if [ -z "$WVDIALSECT" ] ; then
  [ -f $CHATSCRIPT ] || {

Most parts of the initscripts package are OK with ifcfg-xxx containing
DEVICE=yyy (with xxx and yyy being completely unrelated and yyy being the
"real" device name - eth0, ppp0, etc), but not PPP.

The reason I want to do this is to be able to bring ppp0 up using "ifup
<ISP name>" and have several ifcfg files for different ISPs with
DEVICE=ppp0 in all of them.
Comment 1 Aleksey Nogin 2000-09-09 19:07:21 EDT
See bug 17389 for a fix.
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2001-01-30 13:45:51 EST
Will be in initscripts-5.60-1.

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