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Bug#661056: please re-open Bug#610553: installation-reports: does not cleanly deconfigure network configured with DHCP

Package: installation-reports
Severity: normal


Please refer to http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=610553
for details of the original bug report.

Basically, this bug still persists with squeeze: 6.0.0, 6.0.4, and for
wheezy: 20120206-04:56, for both i386 and amd64.

Details of my testing method follow below.

On Sun, Feb 06, 2011 at 09:42:21AM +0000, Debian Bug Tracking System wrote:
> This is an automatic notification regarding your Bug report
> which was filed against the netcfg package:
> #610553: installation-reports: does not cleanly deconfigure network
> configured with DHCP
> It has been closed by Matt Palmer <mpalmer@debian.org>.
> Their explanation is attached below along with your original report.
> If this explanation is unsatisfactory and you have not received a
> better one in a separate message then please contact Matt Palmer
> <mpalmer@debian.org> by replying to this email.

I just ran a few tests, and it seems that this bug is still occuring.

I did my test by booting from a CD-ROM that I burned from the downloaded
iso image from the official Debian CD website.

I tried each of these images, and they all were all unable to bring up
the eth0 / dhcp interface after the first reboot, since it had never
been released by the installation procedure.

    'Debian GNU/Linux 6.0.0 "Squeeze" - Official i386 CD Binary-1 20110205-17:27 (20110205)'

    'Debian GNU/Linux 6.0.4 "Squeeze" - Official amd64 CD Binary-1 20120128-13:42 (20120128)'

    'Debian GNU/Linux testing "Wheezy" - Official Snapshot amd64 CD Binary-1 20120206-04:56 (20120206)'

Each test consisted of a complete new install of the basic debian
system, which included successfully bringing up of the network (eth0 via
dhcp) as part of the installation procedure, followed by a reboot into
the new system.  The network did not come up successfully on the newly
installed system, see bug#610553 for details.

On the newly installed system, using the ip address that was in the
installer log, I was able to manually obtain the lease using busybox
udhcpc, and then manually bring it up using ifconfig / route.  This
demonstrates that the impediment to bringing up of eth0 via dhcp was due
to debian-installer not releasing the lease prior to shutting down and
rebooting into the newly installed system.


Jeffrey Sheinberg

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 6.0.4
  APT prefers stable-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'proposed-updates'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-0.bpo.1-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C (charmap=ANSI_X3.4-1968)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

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