Bug 240551 - ifup ethX_$whatever error messages
Summary: ifup ethX_$whatever error messages
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: initscripts
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Whiteboard: bzcl34nup
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-05-18 12:57 UTC by David Kovalsky
Modified: 2014-03-31 23:44 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2009-06-10 15:07:13 UTC
Type: ---

Attachments (Terms of Use)
ifcfg-eth1_fi (139 bytes, text/plain)
2007-05-18 21:12 UTC, David Kovalsky
no flags Details

Description David Kovalsky 2007-05-18 12:57:03 UTC
I have more ifcfg-eth1 profiles in my /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ as eth1 is
my wifi. I name them ifcfg-eth1_$whatever.

To power them up, iup eth1_$whatever, do take 'em down ifdown eth1.
In rawhide that does not seem to do the trick. I have ifcfg-eth1_rh in my
network-scripts dir.

`ifup eth1_rh' works, but prints some error messages:
 [root@kovinek ~]# ifup eth1_rh

Determining IP information for eth1.../sbin/dhclient-script: configuration for
eth1 not found. Continuing with defaults.
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/network-functions: line 78: eth1: No such file or
/sbin/dhclient-script: configuration for eth1 not found. Continuing with defaults.
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/network-functions: line 78: eth1: No such file or

I see that the device is up:
[root@kovinek ~]# ifconfig eth1
eth1      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:19:D2:29:7D:B8
          inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
          inet6 addr: fe80::219:d2ff:fe29:7db8/64 Scope:Link
          RX packets:164 errors:0 dropped:5639 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:400 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:1655204 (1.5 MiB)  TX bytes:380792 (371.8 KiB)
          Interrupt:21 Base address:0xc000 Memory:edf00000-edf00fff

ifdown eth1_$whatever print some errors again:
[root@kovinek ~]# ifdown eth1_rh
/sbin/dhclient-script: configuration for eth1 not found. Continuing with defaults.
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/network-functions: line 78: eth1: No such file or

ifdown eth1 apparently will not work as ifcfg-eth1 does not exist
[root@kovinek ~]# ifdown eth1
usage: ifdown <device name>

Comment 1 David Kovalsky 2007-05-18 13:20:18 UTC
Forgot the version

[dkovalsk@kovinek ~]$ rpm -q initscripts

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2007-05-18 18:56:37 UTC
Can you attach your files?

Comment 3 David Kovalsky 2007-05-18 21:12:22 UTC
Created attachment 155028 [details]

Other files differ only in ESSID

Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 2007-05-19 00:28:52 UTC
When was the last time this worked for you? (There haven't been many changes
here recently...)

Comment 5 David Kovalsky 2007-05-19 10:44:49 UTC
Well, this works except that it prints a bunch of error messages. 

I just copied the scripts from my old notebook running FC4 or FC5. Now thinking
about it I may have had an empty (or with some bogus settings) ifcfg-eth1 file,
I don't know ATM.

If I do `touch ifcfg-eth1' then `ifup eth1_fi' comes up without any complaints
same as `ifdown eth1_fi'. 

Either way, I don't see anything bad on what I'm trying to do so IMO this should
work without error messages, even with ifcfg-eth1 gone.

[root@kovinek network-scripts]# ifup eth1
Usage: grep [OPTION]... PATTERN [FILE]...
Try `grep --help' for more information.
Usage: grep [OPTION]... PATTERN [FILE]...
Try `grep --help' for more information.
Missing config file ifcfg-ifcfg-eth1.
                        ^^^^^^^ should be ifcfg-eth1 or sth meaningful

But I wouldn't consider this a high priority issue, since ifcfg-eth1 is empty.


Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2008-04-04 00:46:26 UTC
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Comment 7 David Kovalsky 2008-04-07 13:26:18 UTC

IIRC I've reported this against pre-release F7, which I currently don't use
anymore. Since there's been no progress I've managed to work around this and
stopped caring about the outcome. 

Unless anyone else cares I suggest closing this as WONTFIX. 

Comment 8 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 02:54:56 UTC
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
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