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Bug 163123 - Problem with /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifup-wireless (and others)
Summary: Problem with /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifup-wireless (and others)
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: initscripts
Version: 4
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-07-13 03:55 UTC by J Dean Brock
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:54 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version: 8.12-1
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2005-07-13 17:40:03 UTC

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Description J Dean Brock 2005-07-13 03:55:21 UTC
My /etc/sysconfig/networking/devices/ifcfg-wlan0 (as generated by the sysconfig
utilities) contains the line:
  RATE='54 Mb/s'

When I boot my system (before a fix), I got the message:
   Error: unrecognised wireless request "Mb/s"

In /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifup-wireless, there is a line:
   iwconfig $DEVICE rate $RATE

If I change this line to
   iwconfig $DEVICE rate "$RATE"
I don't get the message when I boot

It could be that the problem is really in the config scripts that
write ifcfg-wlan0.  Maybe they should have put '54M' into
the file rather than '54 Mb/s'?

Version of release notes this bug refers to:

Fedora Core 4 final release

Comment 1 Karsten Wade 2005-07-13 05:26:52 UTC
Sorry, I don't see the relationship to the release notes.

rpm -qf /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifup-wireless

Reassigning to initscripts owner.

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2005-07-13 17:40:03 UTC
RATE enclosed in quotes in CVS, will be in 8.12-1 - thanks!

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