Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 593211
RFE: Add /etc/sysctl.d/ support
Last modified: 2011-03-14 01:39:06 EDT
Description of problem:
We have a *.d for almost everything, but not for sysctl.
We manage our servers with satellite, and some of our rpms would like to change things in /etc/sysctl.conf. It has to be done in the rpm, because some of our customers are not using RHN.
Of course the fix would be trivial.
Add to rc.sysint after:
sysctl -e -p /etc/sysctl.conf
for i in /etc/sysctl.d/*
test -f $i && sysctl -e -p $i
The same thing exist in Debian/Ubuntu.
$ rpm -qf /etc/rc.sysinit
=> reassigning from procps to initscripts
Created attachment 480509 [details]
Implements sysctl.d on top of current F14 initscripts.
Created attachment 480522 [details]
Patch for the spec in a fedpkg-style repo
F14 packages at http://xs-dev.laptop.org/xsrepos/testing/olpc/14/i386/ , SRPM at http://xs-dev.laptop.org/xsrepos/testing/olpc/14/source/SRPMS/
Added in git, will go out in some future F-14 update.
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 14 updates-testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing initscripts-9.20.2-1.fc14.1'
as soon as you are able to, then reboot.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).
initscripts-9.20.2-1.fc14.1 has been pushed to the Fedora 14 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
If you want to test the update, you can install it with
su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update initscripts'. You can provide feedback for this update here: https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/initscripts-9.20.2-1.fc14.1
This feature is great, but it doesn't allow values to be re-defined - for example, if one wants to use default distribution sysctl.conf and change settings, including ones that are in default sysctl.conf with user files in sysctl.conf.d, it won't work, because of other scripts.
While rc.sysinit correctly parses sysctl.conf and then sysctl.conf.d, so overriding values will work correctly, there is also /etc/rc.d/init.d/network script which executes "sysctl -e -p /etc/sysctl.conf >/dev/null 2>&1" and does not re-parse sysctl.conf.d afterwards, which will result in overriding of user sysctl.conf.d settings with default after network service is (re)started.
Also documentation in sysconfig.txt probably should be updated to show existance of sysctl.conf.d (it has 3 references to sysctl.conf).
initscripts-9.20.2-1.fc14.1 has been pushed to the Fedora 14 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
(In reply to comment #8)
> This feature is great, but it doesn't allow values to be re-defined - for
> example, if one wants to use default distribution sysctl.conf and change
> settings, including ones that are in default sysctl.conf with user files in
> sysctl.conf.d, it won't work, because of other scripts.
True, but I'm having a hard time trying to figure out why a *package* would change the ones that are in /etc/sysctl.conf. It certainly can be edited by the admin.
That being said, it may be worth it to fix it to handle it.
Added in http://git.fedorahosted.org/git/?p=initscripts.git;a=commitdiff;h=3f296db591da779000a301b2b29560ee6df413f3
The docs references to sysctl.conf are correct, as that's where the default setting still lies.
initscripts-9.26-1.fc15 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 15.
initscripts-9.26-1.fc15 has been pushed to the Fedora 15 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.