Bug 6825 - ifup-aliases script failure
ifup-aliases script failure
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 5784
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: netcfg (Show other bugs)
6.1
All Linux
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Assigned To: Michael K. Johnson
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Reported: 1999-11-08 12:34 EST by byrum
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-11-08 13:51:30 EST
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Description byrum 1999-11-08 12:34:52 EST
I noticed your name in the new 6.1 ifup-aliases script.  I
had problems bring up virtual interfaces and with a little
bugging noticed that the following line seemed to be
missing.

	DEVICE="`echo $FILE | sed -e 's/ifcfg\-//'`"

I placed this line in the function new_interface().  Just
below the assignment line that starts with IPGLOP and above
line that starts wtih DEVNUM.  Around line 133 in the file.

I am not sure if this is where you intended the assignment
to be made, but it seems to work correctly.

I added the line because at line 156 with the compare of

      if [ -z "$DEVICE" -o -z "$IPADDR" ]; then
      	echo "error in $FILE: didn't specify device or
ipaddr" >&2 ; exit 0
      fi

$DEVICE is empty and causes script to fail.
Comment 1 byrum 1999-11-08 12:40:59 EST
Sorry about the strange context, I send this also in an email to Bill
Nottingham who is in the header of the file as the last person to
modify ifup-aliases.
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 1999-11-08 13:51:59 EST
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 5784 ***

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