Bug 243524 - Installer misses some IPv6 configuration items
Installer misses some IPv6 configuration items
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
5.0
All Linux
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Assigned To: Joel Andres Granados
Milan Zazrivec
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Reported: 2007-06-09 08:30 EDT by Sander Steffann
Modified: 2008-05-21 11:30 EDT (History)
2 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: RHBA-2008-0397
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Last Closed: 2008-05-21 11:30:19 EDT
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/etc/sysconfig/network (73 bytes, text/plain)
2008-02-06 09:30 EST, Milan Zazrivec
no flags Details
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 (203 bytes, text/plain)
2008-02-06 09:31 EST, Milan Zazrivec
no flags Details

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Description Sander Steffann 2007-06-09 08:30:07 EDT
Description of problem:
The installer asks for IPv6 addresses, but does not ask for an IPv6 default
gateway. It also forgets IPV6INIT=yes in the
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-* files, although it does put in the
IPV6ADDR= line.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
RHEL5

How reproducible:
Install a system and provide IPv6 addresses

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Start installation
2.Continue to networking settings
3.Enter IPv6 addresses
4.Notice missing default gateway information
5.Finish installation
6.Check /etc/sysconfig/network: no IPV6_DEFAULTGW
7.Check /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0, no IPV6INIT
  
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Comment 2 David Cantrell 2007-09-13 17:53:20 EDT
We can add IPV6INIT easily, but prompting for the default gateway for manual
installs isn't doable for 5.2.  We have to implement that in Fedora first.

Adding devel-ack, but for IPV6INIT only.
Comment 3 RHEL Product and Program Management 2007-10-15 23:58:04 EDT
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux maintenance release.  Product Management has requested
further review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential
inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Update release for currently deployed
products.  This request is not yet committed for inclusion in an Update
release.
Comment 5 Joel Andres Granados 2007-12-07 07:07:16 EST
Backported from rawhide code with no test.
Comment 7 Milan Zazrivec 2008-02-06 09:30:12 EST
RHEL5.2-{Client,Server}-20080206.nightly:

/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth* sure contains IPV6INIT=yes line.

Nonetheless, the IPv6 address I had set for eth0 during installation has vanished.
In anaconda, I have selected manual IPv6 configuration  for eth0 interface and
put a custom value in. After the reboot, IPv6 was active on eth0, but eth0
was using it's site-local address (instead of the one I had specified in
anaconda -- most likely caused by IPV6ADDR=none line in the ifcfg-eth0 file).

I'm not sure whether this is related or not -- anyway, I'll be happy to open
a new bugzilla for this if needed.
Comment 8 Milan Zazrivec 2008-02-06 09:30:42 EST
Created attachment 294104 [details]
/etc/sysconfig/network
Comment 9 Milan Zazrivec 2008-02-06 09:31:15 EST
Created attachment 294105 [details]
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0
Comment 12 Milan Zazrivec 2008-02-08 10:55:54 EST
I'm verifying presence of IPV6INIT=yes line in ifcfg-eth* file
in RHEL5.2-{Client,Server}-20080206.nightly.
Comment 13 Milan Zazrivec 2008-02-08 10:58:06 EST
I'm not sure whether the problem with IPV6ADDR=none I mentioned in comment #7
is a bug or a feature, but I filed a new bz for it: bug #432035.
Comment 15 errata-xmlrpc 2008-05-21 11:30:19 EDT
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHBA-2008-0397.html

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