Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 5292
lo not initializing on bootup
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:51 EDT
I installed the following rpm's from your web site.
Upon bootup lo is not initializing which caused nfsd and
other nfs related processes to fail. If I booted into single
user and config'd lo manually everything worked. I am
running RH 6.0 with the 2.2.5-22 kernel. I found the cause
of the problem. During the upgrade of one of these rpm's the
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-lo file was replaced or
overwritten. The new file contained only the line
BOOTPROTO=none and a new file ifcfg- as created. I modified
ifcfg-lo adding NETWORK, IPADDR, DEVICE, ONBOOT, BROADCAST,
NETMASK entries. This seems to have cleared the problem.
Please let me know if you can suggest a cause of this file
being overwritten. Thank-you.
From what I can tell none of the rpm's listed install that file or
even have internal scripts to modify it. I have been unable to
replicate the problem in our test lab. The only package that touches
that file is the initscripts package and it has ifcfg-lo marked as a
config file which means it should be backed up in the same directory
as ifcfg-lo.rpmsave if any changes were made to that file.