Bug 82323 - trivial typo prevents boot-time selection of network profile
Summary: trivial typo prevents boot-time selection of network profile
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 79203
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts
Version: 8.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-01-21 09:56 UTC by Ben Liblit
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:33 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2004-08-17 05:49:21 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
fix: add "$" for proper variable expansion (509 bytes, patch)
2003-01-21 10:01 UTC, Ben Liblit
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Description Ben Liblit 2003-01-21 09:56:55 UTC
Description of problem:

One is supposed to be able to put "netprofile=<foo>" on the kernel command line
to select network profile <foo> when booting.  However, a trivial typo in

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:

Easily, every time.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create at least two network profiles using "neat".
2. Using GRUB or LILO, add "netprofile=foo" to the kernel command line,
replacing "foo" with the name of one of the network profiles.
3. Boot.
Actual results:

Named network profile is not activated.

Expected results:

Named network profile should have been activated.

Additional info:

The bug is on line 766 of "/etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit", where a loop iterates over
"cmdline" instead of "$cmdline".  I will attach a diffs to this report showing
the correction.

Comment 1 Ben Liblit 2003-01-21 10:01:13 UTC
Created attachment 89456 [details]
fix: add "$" for proper variable expansion

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2003-01-21 17:20:03 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 79203 ***

Comment 3 Ben Liblit 2004-08-17 05:49:21 UTC
Marking as CLOSED: the duplicate designation is correct, and
furthermore the bug has long since been fixed.

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