Bug 198387 - Package mkinitrd lacks IPv6 support
Package mkinitrd lacks IPv6 support
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mkinitrd (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Peter Jones
David Lawrence
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Blocks: IPv6Blocker
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Reported: 2006-07-11 06:22 EDT by Peter Vrabec
Modified: 2009-07-14 13:13 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 13:13:47 EDT
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Description Peter Vrabec 2006-07-11 06:22:55 EDT
This bug was reported automaticaly in connection with IPv6 project.
Our aim is to support IPv6 in all Fedora Core packages so FC6 and RHEL5 will be ready for IPv6.
This package seems to lack IPv6 support as is illustrated in attached log.
Here follows part of scanning log (grep -r F_INET *)/up to 30 lines: 

/mkinitrd-5.0.42/nash/linkdetect.c:126:    if ((sock = socket(AF_INET, SOCK_DGRAM, 0)) < 0) {
/mkinitrd-5.0.42/nash/dns.c:179:    he = gethostbyaddr(&addr, sizeof(struct in_addr), AF_INET);
/mkinitrd-5.0.42/nash/nfsmount.c:308:	server_addr.sin_family = AF_INET;
/mkinitrd-5.0.42/nash/nfsmount.c:317:			server_addr.sin_family = AF_INET;
/mkinitrd-5.0.42/nash/nfsmount.c:548:	    mount_server_addr.sin_family = AF_INET;
/mkinitrd-5.0.42/nash/nfsmount.c:555:			mount_server_addr.sin_family = AF_INET;
/mkinitrd-5.0.42/nash/nfsmount.c:732:		fsock = socket(AF_INET, SOCK_STREAM, IPPROTO_TCP);
/mkinitrd-5.0.42/nash/nfsmount.c:734:		fsock = socket(AF_INET, SOCK_DGRAM, IPPROTO_UDP);
/mkinitrd-5.0.42/nash/nfsmount.c:885:        sin.sin_family = AF_INET;
Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2008-04-03 13:40:07 EDT
Based on the date this bug was created, it appears to have been reported
against rawhide during the development of a Fedora release that is no
longer maintained. In order to refocus our efforts as a project we are
flagging all of the open bugs for releases which are no longer
maintained. If this bug remains in NEEDINFO thirty (30) days from now,
we will automatically close it.

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Comment 2 Mark McClelland 2008-05-05 02:05:28 EDT
This bug is still in rawhide. It will be a bit trickier than it looks to fix,
because nash uses its own stub resolver code when it's not compiled against
glibc. If I have some free time I'll look into it further.
Comment 3 John Poelstra 2008-05-05 19:24:18 EDT
thanks for your update
Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2008-05-13 22:12:31 EDT
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
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Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 13:13:47 EDT
Fedora 9 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-07-10. Fedora 9 is 
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