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Recommended update for sysconfig


(Last modified: 25MAY2005)

solutions Recommended update for sysconfig SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (550ebde47522bbe053c592a6b55b1ddc)

Applies to

Package: sysconfig
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Patch: patch-10117
Release: 20050525
Obsoletes: none


Everyone using network options and vlan with YaST should update.



Problem description

This patch fixes several problems:
  • hwdown unloads driver modules if not called from hotplug. With this chance and a current version of yast-network, you may change device setiings with YaST
  • ifdown checks if there are interfaces which depend on the current one and take s them down first. For example ifdown eth1 will take down all vlan interfaces be sed on eth1
  • interface bonding now works with dhcp and if all ip addresses are labeled (in old terms: using only interface aliases)
  • setting up bonding interfaces is now part of ifup manpage
  • avoid some superflouos and irritating error messages when dealing with vlan or bonding
  • ifup does no longer chose the wrong config file for vlan or bonding interfaces
  • P/390 LCS network interface groups correctly
  • OSI layer 2 support for QETH network devices
  • "escon" and "ficon" are aliases for "ctc" in getcfg
  • FICON support has been fixed


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh sysconfig.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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