Debian Bug report logs - #724603
live-boot: BOOTIF option not used & dependant on NETBOOT being empty

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Package: live-boot; Maintainer for live-boot is Live Systems Maintainers <debian-live@lists.debian.org>; Source for live-boot is src:live-boot.

Reported by: Ricky Chan <ricky@ricky-chan.co.uk>

Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2013 16:27:09 UTC

Severity: normal

Found in version live-boot/3.0.1-1

Done: Daniel Baumann <daniel.baumann@progress-technologies.net>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Report forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Live Systems Maintainers <debian-live@lists.debian.org>:
Bug#724603; Package live-boot. (Wed, 25 Sep 2013 16:27:13 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Ricky Chan <ricky@ricky-chan.co.uk>:
New Bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to Live Systems Maintainers <debian-live@lists.debian.org>. (Wed, 25 Sep 2013 16:27:13 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Ricky Chan <ricky@ricky-chan.co.uk>
To: submit@bugs.debian.org
Subject: live-boot: BOOTIF option not used & dependant on NETBOOT being empty
Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2013 17:26:25 +0100
Package: live-boot
Version: 3.0.1-1
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

1. BOOTIF option not used.
in file: 9990-networking.sh, line 57 there should be this change:
DEVICE=${device##*/}
change to
ETHDEVICE=${device##*/}

As you can see by the subsequent logic, it will basically ignore this 
setting and on a multi-interface
system possibily use the wrong interface to do ipconfig.

2. For BOOTIF to be used, it must pass (on line 15 of 9990-networking.sh):q!

        if [ -z "${NETBOOT}" ] && [ -z "${FETCH}" ] && [ -z "${HTTPFS}" 
] && [ -z "${FTPFS}" ]
This will mean typical FAI setup's will as typically root will be set to 
root=/dev/nfs and in the script's this will always set
NETBOOT to nfs and hence BOOTIF won't be used.
BOOTIF should be considered even if NETBOOT is not empty.

By making these modification I can confirm typical FAI setup are working 
where multiple network interface exists.


-- Package-specific info:

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 7.1
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/24 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages live-boot depends on:
ii  live-boot-initramfs-tools [live-boot-backend]  3.0.1-1

Versions of packages live-boot recommends:
ii  live-boot-doc  3.0.1-1
ii  live-tools     3.0.20-1
ii  rsync          3.0.9-4
ii  uuid-runtime   2.20.1-5.3

Versions of packages live-boot suggests:
pn  cryptsetup    <none>
pn  curlftpfs     <none>
pn  httpfs2       <none>
pn  unionfs-fuse  <none>
ii  wget          1.13.4-3

-- no debconf information




Merged 724603 724605 Request was from Richard Nelson <unixabg@gmail.com> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Mon, 30 Sep 2013 00:57:07 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Disconnected #724603 from all other report(s). Request was from Daniel Baumann <daniel.baumann@progress-technologies.net> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Tue, 01 Oct 2013 13:27:08 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Marked Bug as done Request was from Daniel Baumann <daniel.baumann@progress-technologies.net> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Tue, 01 Oct 2013 13:27:09 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Notification sent to Ricky Chan <ricky@ricky-chan.co.uk>:
Bug acknowledged by developer. (Tue, 01 Oct 2013 13:27:10 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Bug archived. Request was from Debbugs Internal Request <owner@bugs.debian.org> to internal_control@bugs.debian.org. (Wed, 30 Oct 2013 07:25:34 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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