[Pkg-utopia-maintainers] Bug#434462: avahi-autoipd: fix for #426918 is bogus

Lennart Poettering lennart at poettering.net
Tue Jul 24 01:02:25 UTC 2007

Package: avahi-autoipd
Version: 0.6.20-2
Severity: normal

Hmm, the "Check for the existance of link-local routes on all
interfaces" part of bug 426918 doesn't make any sense in my opinion,
and its fix in 0.6.20-1 should be reversed.

Unless the route is created on all interfaces, things will get borked
if you have two cards. First you ifup the first one -- the link-local
route is created. Then the second one -- the link-local route is not
created due to the bogus fix. Now the first iface is ifdown'ed -- the
link-local route goes away, and we are lost with no link-local route
at all.

I am not sure what exactly yields the warning that was reported in the
original bug report, but I am quite sure that the fix used is not the
right one.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.20 (PREEMPT)
Locale: LANG=de_DE at euro, LC_CTYPE=de_DE at euro (charmap=ISO-8859-15)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages avahi-autoipd depends on:
ii  adduser                       3.104      add and remove users and groups
ii  libc6                         2.6-2      GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libdaemon0                    0.12-0.1   lightweight C library for daemons

Versions of packages avahi-autoipd recommends:
pn  dhcp3-client                  <none>     (no description available)
ii  iproute                       20070313-1 Professional tools to control the 

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