Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 440280
postfix tries (and fails) to start before NetworkManager
Last modified: 2008-04-08 20:51:25 EDT
Using NetworkManger, per F-9 default.
On boot, I see:
Starting postfix: failed
postfix/sendmail[...]: fatal: could not find any active network interfaces
Which is probably true, since it tries to start before NetworkManager.
Is there no local network interface?
Apparently not until NetworkManager starts.
Then this is a NetworkManager bug. You can not start any network service without
at least local network.
Assigning to NetworkManager.
Not that you mention it, this may be self-inflicted, since this is an updated
box from early in the F9 dev cycle, I manually
chkconfig network off
chkconfig NetworkMananager on
Should network service be enabled or disabled? (will try it enabled to see what
confirmed, with both 'network' and 'NetworkManager' services running, things
work as expected/advertised.
I'll close this. Move along, nothing to see here.
Things are supposed to work with NetworkManager and without network. Reopening.
was talking with notting about this today; there are two circular deps if we'd
try to start NM earlier. The first is that dbus depends on syslog, but syslog
depends on network. bascially sysvinit and lsb suck. not much we can do here
until we get a better init system.
We could always bring up loopback somewhere else. That actually fits the broken
LSB definition of 'network'....
Also could have a smarter syslog that queues up messages until the network is
see also #bug #439242
Seems recent fixes (in initscripts) to address bug #439242 has also resolved
this for me (postfix starts now anyway).
That's strange; it should be mostly unrelated.
nevermind. rechecked, and my comment #11 is incorrect. still a problem alright.
initscripts-8.69-1 confirmed mm, mm, good.