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Bug#243543: marked as done (Should fail gracefully in absence of network)

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From: Christopher Martin <christopher.martin@utoronto.ca>
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Subject: /etc/network/interfaces - no loopback interface
Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2004 13:41:08 -0400
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Package: netcfg
Version: 0.54

(not sure about the exact version of netcfg I installed with, but the 
issue occurred with both beta2 and beta3)

With both beta2 and beta3 I managed to obtain a system with 
no entry for the loopback interface in /etc/network/interfaces.

I went through the netcfg process of the installer. DHCP failed to obtain 
a connection, since it's pppoe, and I wound up punching in 
(or was it I can't recall) and other dummy static information 
just to pass through the prompts. I then rebooted, and noticed that 
the /etc/network/interfaces file contained only:

# Used by ifup(8) and ifdown(8). See the interfaces(5) manpage or
# /usr/share/doc/ifupdown/examples for more information.

...but nothing more. That there was nothing present about my fake static 
connection I couldn't care less about, but the lack of an entry for the 
loopback interface is serious. Presumably "lo" isn't missing for 
everybody, or this would have been fixed ages ago, so I guess it must be 
a problem specific to how I handled the installer.

Christopher Martin

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Subject: Bug#243543: fixed in netcfg 0.71
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Source: netcfg
Source-Version: 0.71

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
netcfg, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to pool/main/n/netcfg/netcfg-dhcp_0.71_i386.udeb
  to pool/main/n/netcfg/netcfg-static_0.71_i386.udeb
  to pool/main/n/netcfg/netcfg_0.71.dsc
  to pool/main/n/netcfg/netcfg_0.71.tar.gz
  to pool/main/n/netcfg/netcfg_0.71_i386.udeb

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to 243543@bugs.debian.org,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Joshua Kwan <joshk@triplehelix.org> (supplier of updated netcfg package)

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Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2004 10:51:48 -0700
Source: netcfg
Binary: netcfg-static netcfg-dhcp netcfg
Architecture: source i386
Version: 0.71
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Debian Install System Team <debian-boot@lists.debian.org>
Changed-By: Joshua Kwan <joshk@triplehelix.org>
 netcfg     - Configure the network (udeb)
 netcfg-dhcp - Configure the network via DHCP (udeb)
 netcfg-static - Configure a static network (udeb)
Closes: 239284 239591 243543 248071 253543 255185 255187 255984
 netcfg (0.71) unstable; urgency=low
   * Joshua Kwan
     - Remove XSIisms in dhclient-script.
     - Evaluate argv[0] after calling basename on it so that we can strcmp it
       against "ptom". It somehow didn't happen in the internal dhclient-script
       context, but appeared during testing in the shell.
     - Add Thomas Hood to Uploaders.
     - Re-enable broadcast stuff in dhclient-script, fixing a Sparc (at least)
     - Remove kill_dhcp_client prototype from netcfg.h because it's now static.
     - Change newline + a space to just a newline to end some disable_dhcp
     - Warn if there's no default route available after getting a DHCP lease.
       (Closes: #253543)
     - Don't add 'auto' or hotplug mapping lines for 16-bit PCMCIA devices.
       (Closes: #248071, #239284)
     - Add a missing fclose in iface_is_hotpluggable.
   * Christian Perrier
     - netcfg-dhcp.templates
       Some rewrite for being clearer, possibly. Run debconf-updatepo
   * Thomas Hood
     - Change interfaces options that use underscore to hyphens. No loss
       of functionality. (Closes: #255185)
     - *.c:
       + Test for NULL pointers before using empty_str()
     - netcfg.c, netcfg-dhcp.c, netcfg-static.c
       + Handle the case where there are no interfaces.  Just ask for a
         hostname and write basic /etc/network/interfaces and /etc/hosts
         files.  (Closes: #243543)
     - netcfg-common.c:
       + netcfg_get_interface(): Don't exit if there are no interfaces.
         Instead just return with variables set to 0.
       + netcfg_write_common(): write basic /etc/network/interfaces and
         /etc/hosts files even if the ipaddress is 0.
     - static.c:
       + Add resolvconf support (Closes: #255187)
       + Add comments to /e/n/i about which packages implement which options
     - dhcp.c
       + Add comments to /e/n/i about which packages implement which options
       + Fix race to dhcp_exit_status after dhcp_running set to 0.
       + Count iterations in the polling loop instead of checking the time()
       + Use waitpid(dhcp_pid,,) instead of wait() to get child status
         since we don't want the status of, e.g., killall.sh
       + Eliminate use of dhcp_running and use (dhcp_pid>0) in its place
       + Eliminate some unnecessary calls to kill_dhcp_client()
       + Mark local variables with "static"
       + Eliminate use of quit_after_hostname by creating HOSTNAME_SANS_NETWORK
       + Use DHCP hostname as the default hostname if no hostname is set
         (Closes: #239591)
       + Write hostname provided to the DHCP client in order to get a lease
         on the "hostname" option line for the interface in /e/n/i
       + If the user backs up from netcfg/get_hostname, go to retry question
       + Wait at least two seconds for DHCP client to exit  (Closes: #255984)
       + Clean up code
         . Always use spaces for indentation
         . Improve comments
         . Reorder state machine states
         . Move some functions around
     - netcfg-dhcp.templates:
       + More updates
       + Run debconf-updatepo again
    * Updated translations:
     - German (de.po) by Alwin Meschede
     - Greek (el.po) by George Papamichelakis
     - Basque (eu.po) by Piarres Beobide Egaña
     - Hebrew (he.po) by Lior Kaplan
     - Japanese (ja.po) by Kenshi Muto
     - Dutch (nl.po) by Bart Cornelis
     - Portuguese (Brazil) (pt_BR.po) by André Luís Lopes
     - Turkish (tr.po) by Osman Yüksel
     - Ukrainian (uk.po) by Eugeniy Meshcheryakov
     - Simplified Chinese (zh_CN.po) by Carlos Z.F. Liu
 58b6257cce0d230e75f7ee2467ad754f 1507 debian-installer optional netcfg_0.71.dsc
 dc677a67933085b2cf262d62b0e63678 171100 debian-installer optional netcfg_0.71.tar.gz
 14189789f5cd2325ad21ae2c383fa823 130144 debian-installer optional netcfg_0.71_i386.udeb
 228cc299b197be17d2ffb37267fccc51 99072 debian-installer optional netcfg-dhcp_0.71_i386.udeb
 84de5825143cfe34c9c8fbba5a0cff44 110098 debian-installer optional netcfg-static_0.71_i386.udeb
package-type: udeb

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