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Bug 47516 - Boot hangs bring up interface ppp0 ONBOOT=yes
Boot hangs bring up interface ppp0 ONBOOT=yes
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-07-05 16:35 EDT by Robert L. Hillegas, Jr.
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:21 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-02-22 15:40:29 EST
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Description Robert L. Hillegas, Jr. 2001-07-05 16:35:55 EDT
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Description of problem:
When I specify ONBOOT=yes in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-ppp0, 
the boot process hangs. In /etc/rc.d/init.d/network, in the "for i in 
$interfaces; do" loop, it call action(), a function 
in /etc/rc.d/init.d/functions. The action() function hangs when it call 
If I change ONBOOT=no and move the needed code (below) 
to /etc/rc.d/rc.local, it works fine.
--- /mnt/south/etc/rc.d/rc.local	Mon Jan 29 17:37:38 2001
+++ /etc/rc.d/rc.local	Thu Jul  5 12:22:49 2001
@@ -34,3 +34,24 @@
     echo >> /etc/issue
 touch /var/lock/subsys/local
+## Inserted local processing RLH 7/4/2001
+## Purpose is to bring up ppp0 interface
+## Copied from /etc/rc.d/init.d/network
+# Source function library.
+. /etc/init.d/functions
+if [ ! -f /etc/sysconfig/network ]; then
+    exit 0
+. /etc/sysconfig/network
+# Check that networking is up.
+[ ${NETWORKING} = "no" ] && exit 0
+[ -x /sbin/ifconfig ] || exit 0
+action $"Bringing up interface ppp0: " /etc/sysconfig/network-
scripts/ifup ppp0

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.vi /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-ppp0 ONBOOT=yes
2./sbin/shutdown -r now

Actual Results:  Systems hangs with text "Bring up interface ppp0" on 

Expected Results:  It should have finished booting.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Robert L. Hillegas, Jr. 2002-01-24 10:38:46 EST
I just (24 Jan 2002) retested this using initscripts-5.84-1 with the same
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2005-02-22 15:40:29 EST
Closing out bugs on older, no longer supported releases. Apologies for any lack
of response. Please reopen if it persists on current releases.

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