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Recommended update for sysconfig


(Last modified: 05DEC2005)

solutions Recommended update for sysconfig SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (632a020650348d1be33260e835f3c4d7)

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
Open Enterprise Server
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Patch: patch-10615
Release: 20051205
Obsoletes: none


Everyone should update.



Problem description

This patch fixes several problems:
  • When calling dhcpcd manually and there was no lease information stored, then the interface was shut down by ifdown (called via dhcpcd hook script).
  • ifup did not set up configured vlan interfaces (broken since SP2)
  • vlan did not work without a configuration for the ethernet device
  • sometimes PERSISTENT_NAME was not applied at boot time due to race conditions in rcnetwork
  • one interface bonding error message was using a wrong option for /sbin/logger
  • rcnetwork did not wait for interfaces needed for bonding
  • rcnetwork did not always return 'failed', if vlan or bonding failed
  • linklocal routes were also (tried to) set for interfaces without ipv4 address
  • some network device drivers cannot set MTU after being set UP
  • unnecessary error message about removing non existent file in ifdown-route
  • modify_resolvconf did hang if / or /tmp is readonly


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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