[Pkg-sysvinit-devel] Bug#623076: initscripts: /etc/network/run is not a directory
Mahesh T. Pai
paivakil at gmail.com
Sun Apr 17 07:44:43 UTC 2011
Justification: breaks unrelated software
This version of initscript creates /etc/network/run as a file.
I am currently managing my network interface (desktop PC, uses forcedeth kernel module)
staticaly (that is, using /etc/network/interfaces) and whatever manages that expecte to
find the /etc/network/run/ifstate file. (which is a symlink to /dev/shm/<whatever> - cant
However, this version of initscripts created /etc/network/run as a file; not as a directory,
thus breaking my networking setup.
There should either be a conflicts defined in the dependency info with whatever setup I am
using, or there is some unintended problem with initscripts.
I hav enot tried if this problem will exist if the network is managed by network-manager.
As such, an inexperienced user will find that he cannot access the network once *.4 version
is installed. I wa lucky to find teh older version in my /var/cache/apt/archive directory and
revert. Hence, reporting this as a critical bug. Apologies in advance if this does not deserve
the critical label.
I will be happy to answer any further questions and / or do any experiments.
-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
APT prefers unstable
APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.38-2-amd64 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C (charmap=ANSI_X3.4-1968)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Versions of packages initscripts depends on:
ii coreutils 8.5-1 GNU core utilities
ii debianutils 3.4.4 Miscellaneous utilities specific t
ii libc6 2.13-0exp4 Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii lsb-base 3.2-27 Linux Standard Base 3.2 init scrip
ii mount 2.17.2-9.1 Tools for mounting and manipulatin
ii sysv-rc 2.88dsf-13.4 System-V-like runlevel change mech
ii sysvinit-utils 2.88dsf-13.4 System-V-like utilities
Versions of packages initscripts recommends:
ii e2fsprogs 1.41.14-1 ext2/ext3/ext4 file system utiliti
ii psmisc 22.13-1 utilities that use the proc file s
initscripts suggests no packages.
-- no debconf information
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