Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 242459
Wrong init script
Last modified: 2014-02-10 18:02:30 EST
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #242457 +++
Description of problem:
ip6tables and iptables init scripts contain several bugs. Both of them wrongly
return error codes and also call of status code is not correct. For example
if lsmod 2>/dev/null | grep -q ipchains ; then
echo -n $"ipchains and $IPTABLES can not be used together."; warning; echo
should not return exit code 0. Also status shoud be run always (irrespectible
whether the service could be successfully started).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
When fixing this bug, please obbey our init script guidelines and be sure that
status command is run correctly.
Our guidelines are on following two pages:
For an example of the script that returns the error codes correctly and always
runs status see:
This bug is tracked by 237789.
What exactly do you mean with "Also status shoud be run always (irrespectible
whether the service could be successfully started)." ?
Yes, exactly, irrespectible of that. Harald had created excellent guidelines for
fedora (keeping in mind LSB header and other stuff needed for parallel boot and
several other improvements and also some corner cases):
if you would be so kind and make initscript following these, it would be excellent.
Fixed in rawhide in package iptables-1.3.8-2.fc8.