Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 64389
installation put malformed data in ifcfg-eth0
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:42:25 EDT
Did install from CD, using default X GUI install. (Don't know the exact name of
this component, since I don't even know the path said application during the
The eth0 interface didn't get an IP address configured, even though I entered
one in the GUI. (I didn't choose DHCP.) The reason is that apparently I put a
space at the front of the IP address in the GUI config, and the file
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 winds up with the line:
Note the space between = and 1.
This causes "/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifup eth0" to spit the errors:
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifup-post: 192.168.1.49: command not found
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifup-aliases: 192.168.1.49: command not found
More importantly, no IP address is assigned to the interface.
The fix is pretty obvious -- better checking of input data in GUI install
(Workaround is obvious to, but only to a programmer.)
Thanks we'll look into it.
We have changed the IP entry so it is not possible to enter spaces.
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