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Bug 5760 - /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifup-alias prints horrible messages if you compile a kernel without ip aliasing support
Summary: /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifup-alias prints horrible messages if you com...
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 1999-10-09 07:59 UTC by Hunter, Sean
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:10 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-10-10 04:28:51 UTC

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Description Hunter, Sean 1999-10-09 07:59:13 UTC
As above.  This patch fixes it:

--- /tmp/ifup-aliases	Sat Oct  9 08:52:10 1999
+++ ifup-aliases	Sat Aug 28 18:15:38 1999
@@ -1,5 +1,9 @@

+if [ ! -f /proc/sys/net/core/net_alias_max ]; then
+    exit 0

 # adds aliases of device $1

 if [ "$1" = "" ]; then

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-10-10 04:28:59 UTC
The messages are because linuxconf's alias detection is
fairly broken; it's worked around by commenting out the linuxconf
specific portions. This is what's done in 6.1.

However, the workaround you suggest is probably a good idea - we'll look at that for a future initscripts release.

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