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Bug 18398 - /etc/pcmcia/network is buggy
/etc/pcmcia/network is buggy
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: hwdata (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2000-10-05 08:32 EDT by lionel.cons
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:16 EDT (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2003-06-05 19:00:47 EDT
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Description lionel.cons 2000-10-05 08:32:08 EDT
This defect is present since 6.1 at least. The parameter ONBOOT that can be
set in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 is ignored for PCMCIA
network cards. This is because the initialisation is done via the
/etc/pcmcia/network script which does not differentiate a normal boot
(where ONBOOT should be obeyed) from an other event (like card insertion).

We use a here a quick hack to make it work, maybe you'll have a better

--- /etc/pcmcia/network.old Mon Sep 27 16:13:35 1999
+++ /etc/pcmcia/network Fri Sep 15 11:14:23 2000
@@ -13,7 +13,8 @@
 case "${action:?}" in
-       /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifup ifcfg-${device}
+       /sbin/pidof -x /etc/rc.d/rc >/dev/null 2>&1 && extra=boot
+       /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifup ifcfg-${device} $extra
        /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifdown ifcfg-${device}
Comment 1 keithu@parl.clemson.edu 2000-10-06 13:59:37 EDT
I'm glad you submitted that bug.  That one REALLY annoys me as I move from
dial-up to office frequently and it means that I have to stop eth0 when I boot
at home.  I had never bothered to track it down though...
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2003-06-05 19:00:47 EDT
Currently you can set 'ONHOTPLUG=no' for pluggable interfaces.

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