Bug 64773 - adsl-setup doesn't properly generate configuration file
adsl-setup doesn't properly generate configuration file
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rp-pppoe (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Ngo Than
Aaron Brown
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Reported: 2002-05-10 15:11 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:42 EDT (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2002-06-08 19:10:45 EDT
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Description Need Real Name 2002-05-10 15:11:34 EDT
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Description of problem:
- adsl-setup doesn't generate configuration file
/etc/.../network-scripts/ifcfg-ppp. (or /etc/ppp/pppoe.conf)
- The ADSL connection won't come up on boot even if adsl-setup was told to do so.
- I can connect by executing .../network-scripts/ifup-ppp, but basename
complains about no argument when executing the script.
- /sbin/ifup ppp can't be used (missing ifcfg-ppp)
- .../network-scripts/ifdown-ppp doesn't work

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Steps to Reproduce:
1.Use adsl-setup.

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Comment 1 Need Real Name 2002-05-14 12:17:51 EDT
I've been able to solve the problem by doing the following:
   - Renaming ifcfg- to ifcfg-ppp0 and changing DEVICE= to DEVICE=ppp0 
   - Renaming ifup-ppp to ifup-ppp0
   - Renaming ifdown-ppp to ifdown-ppp0

Now both /sbin/ifup ppp0  and /sbin/ifdown ppp0 work.
Comment 2 Need Real Name 2002-05-15 05:14:37 EDT
Sorry, the only neccessary thing is to rename ifcfg- to ifcfg-ppp0 and change
DEVICE= to DEVICE=ppp0. So it seems that some variable in the adsl-setup is
being set to "" instead of "ppp0".
Comment 3 Eric LAGALISSE 2002-05-21 18:04:48 EDT
It seem that the Rawhide version of rp-pppoe fix this problem... rp-pppoe.3.3.5
Personnaly i use the original version from roaming penguin website and it works
Comment 4 Eric LAGALISSE 2002-05-21 18:15:23 EDT
Sorry i've made a mistake, it should be corrected as mentionned in bugzilla 
59236 but it is not.
Comment 5 J.M.Roth 2002-06-08 19:10:40 EDT
Uh yeah, this is annoying. In 7.2 this worked quite well. Too stupid when you 
get stuck at this point.
There's this strange dsl_device variable which is never defined if the 
previous 'if' isn't true... In fact I don't really know what's wrong but the 
script *is* buggy.
Comment 6 Ngo Than 2002-06-09 13:13:31 EDT
it's fixed in 3.4-4. You will find it in next rawhide release
Comment 7 Michael Schwendt 2002-07-31 16:12:53 EDT
This is an FAQ in Linux message boards. Dial-up servers without X Windows are a
common thing and people are failing to set up ifcfg-ppp0 due to this bug. I
wonder why Red Hat has not released an errata package for this?

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