[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

Package: initscripts
Version: 2.88dsf-13.4
Severity: critical
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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