Bug#525012: (no subject)

Marco Amadori amadorim at vdavda.com
Mon Jul 27 07:16:06 UTC 2009

On Sunday 26 July 2009, 16:07:22, Jan Engelhardt wrote:

>> The Official Manual example [0] in the section does not work anymore 
>> because of this.

>> So e.g:
>> # ifconfig eth0:1 inet 0 up

>> does not work anymore

> That's because it is not an interface whatsoever (compare with running
> `ip addr`). ifconfig just displays it in a fashion that makes others
> believe it would be an interface.

You suggest that this bug should be forwarded to debian manual maintainers 

I originally meant that one between the manual and the software is wrong and 
should be fixed.

>> As noted in [1] (which is the same bug of this in the ubuntu's bts) I think
>> that  dhcp3-client's important bug #275653 is caused by this bug too, so I 
>> CC it.

Could then dhcp3-client be fixed if is just the manual which is wrong?

>> [0] http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/reference/ch-gateway.en.html#s-net-
>> [1] https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/net-tools/+bug/356800


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