Bug 3374 - initscripts fails without linuxconf and >10 IP aliases
initscripts fails without linuxconf and >10 IP aliases
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-06-09 17:40 EDT by longyear
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-06-14 13:36:17 EDT
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Description longyear 1999-06-09 17:40:51 EDT
If you do *NOT* have linuxconf enabled (or have removed
the package) then initscripts' ifup-aliases script failes
to load the aliases correctly if you have more than 10
aliases. The probem is that the aliases need to be loaded
in numerical order (0, 1, ..., 9, 10, 11, 12, etc.) and not
in the order that it tries to use (0, 1, 10, 11, ..., 19, 2, 20, 21, ...). This is because you use a simple directory expansion
and not in a simple loop of trying 0, then 1, then 2, then 3, etc. until it finds the first missing
alias file.

If you want to discuss this or want a patch for this then send me email. <longyear@longyear.com>.
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-06-10 13:11:59 EDT
Can you reply to this message with your patch? That will expedite
discussion about whether to include or not. Thanks

------- Email Received From  Al Longyear <longyear@longyear.com> 06/10/99 16:49 -------
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 1999-06-14 13:36:59 EDT
will be fixed in next initscripts release (4.21 or so.)
Thanks for the patch!

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