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Correction of sysconfig documentation on persistent interface names

This document (7003881) is provided subject to the disclaimer at the end of this document.

Environment

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Service Pack 2

Situation

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
/etc/udev/rules.d/31-net_create_names.rules.


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.

Resolution

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.

Disclaimer

This Support Knowledgebase provides a valuable tool for NetIQ/Novell/SUSE customers and parties interested in our products and solutions to acquire information, ideas and learn from one another. Materials are provided for informational, personal or non-commercial use within your organization and are presented "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND.

  • Document ID:7003881
  • Creation Date:14-JUL-09
  • Modified Date:06-JUN-13
    • SUSESUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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