Bug 486251 - /sbin/dhclient-script has really strange code
/sbin/dhclient-script has really strange code
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: dhcp (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: David Cantrell
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Reported: 2009-02-18 21:21 EST by Michal Jaegermann
Modified: 2009-02-18 22:35 EST (History)
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Description Michal Jaegermann 2009-02-18 21:21:02 EST
Description of problem:

Bringing up a network interface configured via dhcp ends up with errors like these:

/sbin/dhclient-script: line 363: ${subsystem}_config: command not found


The code in question looks like follows:

 for f in /etc/dhcp/dhclient.d/*.sh ; do
      if [ -x ${f} ]; then
          subsystem="$(basename ${f} .sh)"
          . ${f}

and indeed attempts to use a command with a literal '$' in it like in the error message.  Eh???  Forgotten 'eval' or something of that sort?  Or this was rather supposed to read

    . ${f} "${subsystem}_config"

BTW - a 'basename' invocation is spurious as variable expansion does the job:


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Comment 1 David Cantrell 2009-02-18 21:37:38 EST
How is this:

Index: dhclient-script
RCS file: /cvs/pkgs/rpms/dhcp/devel/dhclient-script,v
retrieving revision 1.5
diff -u -p -r1.5 dhclient-script
--- dhclient-script	18 Feb 2009 04:12:59 -0000	1.5
+++ dhclient-script	19 Feb 2009 02:36:16 -0000
@@ -358,9 +358,8 @@ dhconfig() {
     if [ -d /etc/dhcp/dhclient.d ]; then
         for f in /etc/dhcp/dhclient.d/*.sh ; do
             if [ -x ${f} ]; then
-                subsystem="$(basename ${f} .sh)"
-                . ${f}
-                \${subsystem}_config
+                subsystem="${f%.sh}"
+                . ${f} "${subsystem}_config"
Comment 2 Michal Jaegermann 2009-02-18 22:19:23 EST
> How is this: ...

That will work just fine (if this was an intention).

As a matter of fact I did such change already on my copy of dhclient-script, as a "temporary" fix, and nothing bad happened. :-)
Comment 3 David Cantrell 2009-02-18 22:26:03 EST
Very good, thanks.  Will be fixed in dhcp-4.1.0-8.fc11

I really find shell scripts frustrating.  I spend the majority of my time writing C or Python and when I have to do something simple in shell, I almost always fail.  Oh well.

BTW, this addition to dhclient-script is so that other services can latch on to the dhclient-script run by providing their own scripts in /etc/dhcp/dhclient.d.  It's so I don't have to keep maintaining dhclient-script and updating for every little change to ntp, nis, and other such services that may be pulling info from the DHCP lease.
Comment 4 Michal Jaegermann 2009-02-18 22:35:52 EST
> BTW, this addition to dhclient-script is so that other services can latch on to
> the dhclient-script

Yes, that how it looked to me.  At least one of existing scripts, nis.sh, takes an argument but I was not entirely sure if a dhclient-script code resulted from  a slip of a finger in an editor or you had in mind something fiendishly clever.

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