Bug 486507 - ifup-eth doesn't run dhcpv6c if no IPv4 address
ifup-eth doesn't run dhcpv6c if no IPv4 address
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: 466306 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2009-02-19 22:25 EST by Bill Nickless
Modified: 2014-03-16 23:17 EDT (History)
3 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: 8.86.3-1
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-03-20 12:04:58 EDT
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Patch for ifup-eth to start dhcp6c when no IPv4 address is configured (624 bytes, patch)
2009-02-19 22:25 EST, Bill Nickless
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Description Bill Nickless 2009-02-19 22:25:42 EST
Created attachment 332664 [details]
Patch for ifup-eth to start dhcp6c when no IPv4 address is configured

Description of problem:

ifup-eth is supposed to start dhcp6c if the ifcfg-eth? has DHCPV6C=yes.  But if IPADDR is blank, ifup-eth doesn't do that.

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


How reproducible:

Put these configuration lines in /etc/sysconfig/network:


Put these configuration lines in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0:


Actual results:

The dhcp6c client process is not started, so the DHCPv6 server never assigns the appropriate client address.

Expected results:

The dhcp6c client should be started and the interface should get its IPv6 address from the local DHCPv6 server.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2009-02-20 09:44:43 EST
*** Bug 466306 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2009-03-20 12:04:58 EDT
Fixed differently here, mainly just to avoid code duplication:


Also backported to F-10 branch for a future update.
Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2009-04-02 14:04:35 EDT
initscripts-8.86.1-1 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 10.
Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2009-04-03 00:16:17 EDT
initscripts-8.86.2-1 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 10.
Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2009-04-22 16:22:46 EDT
initscripts-8.86.3-1 has been pushed to the Fedora 10 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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