Bug 6252 - wrong paths to ipx_interface in ifup-ipx
wrong paths to ipx_interface in ifup-ipx
Status: CLOSED NEXTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
6.1
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
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: 6301 6606 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 1999-10-22 12:55 EDT by martin
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:10 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-10-22 17:15:02 EDT
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Description martin 1999-10-22 12:55:45 EDT
The scripts ifup-ipx calls (and seeks) the ipx_interface
program in /usr/bin although it is installed in /sbin.

Fix is trivial: just replace /usr/bin/ipx_interface by
/sbin/ipx_interface
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-10-22 17:15:59 EDT
Fixed in initscripts-4.57-1, will be in next Raw Hide release.
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 1999-10-25 11:51:59 EDT
*** Bug 6301 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

bash# rpm -q ipxutils
ipxutils-2.2.0.16.a-1
bash# rpm -ql ipxutils |grep ipx_interface
/sbin/ipx_interface
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
/usr/man/man8/ipx_interface.8
bash# grep -2 ipx_interface /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifup-ipx|head -5
fi

if [ ! -x /usr/bin/ipx_interface ] ; then
          ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
        # cannot configure IPX with non-existant utilities
        exit 0
bash# rpm -qf /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifup-ipx
initscripts-4.48-1
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 1999-11-01 12:37:59 EST
*** Bug 6606 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Hi,

In ifup-ipx there is a line:

if [ ! -x /usr/bin/ipx_interface ] ; then

This line is wrong, the ipxutils package puts this file in
/sbin... so the line should be:

if [ ! -x /sbin/ipx_interface ] ; then

Chris

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