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Re: Bug#140240: iptables configure problem

retitle 140240 silly bug report II, the sequel
close 140240

On Thu, Mar 28, 2002 at 12:52:12PM +1000, Mark Constable wrote:


I've been through this with you repeatedly in bug report #139302 and 
in private mail.

I will remind you of the two facts:

  1. There is NO iptables 1.2.6-1 package in Debian.
  2. The iptables 1.2.4-x and 1.2.5-x packages DO NOT have an 
     interactive configuration.

Maybe someone else will be kind enough to explain the significance
of these facts to you. I have tried and obviously failed miserably.

> Package: iptables
> Version: 1.2.6-1
> There is no way to gracefully disable the initial configuration
> for the iptables package which can leave a system unusable. It is
> IMPOSSIBLE to "pull out all cables" on a REMOTE server.
>  Please configure your network before running the iptables configuration.
>  Otherwise a correct setup for this package will not be possible. You may
>  plug out all cables due to security reasons first, though.
>  We found the following device(s): eth0 eth1 eth1:0 eth1:1
>  Is this correct ? <Yes>                       <No>
> Answerring No leaves the package in an uninstalled state. Answerring
> Yes provides a set of queries that do not apply to all possible
> situations and without due care can also leave a REMOTE server in
> an unusable state.
> There MUST be an option to allow the package to install, to satisfy
> dependencies, but to NOT go thru any configuration setup.
> The package is unusably buggy until this is fixed.
> --markc

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