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Bug 63903 - /etc/rc.d/init.d/network starts network interfaces when it should not
/etc/rc.d/init.d/network starts network interfaces when it should not
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2002-04-21 04:32 EDT by Manfred Hollstein
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:27 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-09-29 15:52:40 EDT
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Description Manfred Hollstein 2002-04-21 04:32:40 EDT
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Description of problem:
Configuring network interfaces using redhat-config-network emits lines like this


into the generated ifcfg-* files. Note that it's using the ' characters as
brackets aroung the variable's value! When /etc/rc.d/init.d/network is egrep'ing
through those ifcfg-* files during boot, it's however searching for


See the problem? The regex is wrong, in that it won't find the pattern in the
files generated by redhat-config-network. The regex should be this instead:


This will successfully find the following patterns:


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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Start redhat-config-network and configure a network device to *not* load ONBOOT
2.Save changes and reboot
3.Watch the messages and you'll see that the i/f _will_ be started!

Actual Results:  The interface will be started.

Expected Results:  The interface should not be started, of course.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2002-04-21 15:11:28 EDT
The interface will not actually be started because 'boot' is passed to ifup,
which will do the right thing. It's just a weird display issue.
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2005-09-29 15:52:40 EDT
Closing bugs on older, no longer supported, releases. Apologies for any lack of

If this persists on a current release, such as Fedora Core 4, please open a new bug.

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