Correction of sysconfig documentation on persistent interface names

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Service Pack 2


The files /usr/share/doc/packages/sysconfig/README.Persistent_Interface_Names
and /etc/udev/rules.d/30-net_persistent_names.rules
make reference to /etc/udev/rules.d/31-net_create_names.rules.

In README.Persistent_Interface_Names:

If there is no such rule, because this interface was registered
the first time, rename_netiface will be called from a generic rule in

In /etc/udev/rules.d/30-net_persistent_names.rules:

# generation. Only if all interfaces get a rule the renaming will work
# flawlessly. See also /etc/udev/rules.d/31-net_create_names.rules.

The file /etc/udev/rules.d/31-net_create_names.rules doesn't exist anymore.
The file was renamed to /etc/udev/rules.d/31-network.rules according to the
sysconfig ChangeLog.


In place of the 31-net_create_names.rules file use the 31-network.rules file.

The sysconfig documentation was corrected and a future sysconfig update will refer to the correct file /etc/udev/rules.d/31-network.rules.

The SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Service Pack 3 sysconfig-0.50.9-13.56.17 includes the corrected documentation.


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  • Document ID:7003881
  • Creation Date: 14-Jul-2009
  • Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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