Support a NOPPPWATCH variable (default no) to enable the possibility of not
starting ppp-watch. This requires a small patch for the ifup-ppp script (also
using pppd's "updetach" option) and a small patch for the ifdown-ppp script
(when looking at pid files etc.). I'm using own patches now and if you are
interested, I can attach them to this bug (after some more testing).
See also bug #68969 for some background of why I'm asking this.
Created attachment 67364 [details]
Proposed patch (made against initscripts 6.67)
The attached patch (for initscripts 6.67) works for me, but probably needs a
review by RH, as I don't know all backgrounds of the current script. The new
feature is enabled by including PPPWATCH=no in the ifcfg-ppp* file. I also
needed to add "> /dev/null" to pppd, as otherwise you get all kind of output
until the process is detached.
Created attachment 74485 [details]
New patch for initscripts 6.90.
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.