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Re: Bug in Initscripts...?



On 8/6/07, semi linux <linuxsemi gmail com> wrote:
> I'm not sure if this is a "bug", something that has been left-out or
> an intentional design decision.  So feel free to tell me if I'm out to
> lunch.
>
> In FC4, initscripts-8.11.1 will not rename an interfaces based on
> HWADDR unless ONBOOT=yes...
>
> I'm upgrading to F7 (or RHEL 5) soon but I was wondering the current
> status of this issue.  I scoured the Changelog on RHEL5
> (initscripts-8.45.14.EL) and got nothing.  Before I pull down the CVS
> history and follow the code path I was wondering if anyone had dealt
> with this before.
>
> If it's not fixed, should it?  I can work on a patch, if needed.
>
> - G.
>
> P.S. I currently use a combination of HWADDR and udev rules to get the
> naming of my interfaces right but it takes quite a bit of playing
> sometimes and turning off/erasing kudzu config.
>

Clarification:
- ifup ethX will rename the interface no matter what ONBOOT=
- I'm asking if the interfaces should be renamed w/o having to be ifup'ed


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