Bug 70245 - The /sbin/if{up,down}-local belong below /etc
The /sbin/if{up,down}-local belong below /etc
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: 2002-07-31 06:38 EDT by Jos Vos
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:29 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-09-29 16:11:13 EDT
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Description Jos Vos 2002-07-31 06:38:07 EDT
The ifup-post script calls /sbin/ifup-local, if it exists, and a similar thing
happens for ifdown-local. Because these are meant (I assume) as
user-configurable scripts, they should be in /etc, probably in

If RH wants to keep the compatibility with previous releases, you can just add
symlinks /sbin/ifup-local -> /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifup-local and
/sbin/ifdown-local -> /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifdown-local and everything
should work fine in either case.
Comment 1 Jos Vos 2002-08-01 12:40:49 EDT
This also applies to the if{up,down}-pre-local scripts.
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2005-09-29 16:11:13 EDT
Closing bugs on older, no longer supported, releases. Apologies for any lack of

Realistically, changing this now would require a) adding symlinks which b) would
overwrite existing scripts. Not sure it's worth the effort.

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