sysctl.conf is not loaded by 'sysctl --system'

Bug #1388068 reported by Joel Nelson on 2014-10-31
This bug affects 4 people
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procps (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

As described in the sysctl man page, /etc/sysctl.conf should be loaded by running 'sysctl --system':

              Load settings from all system configuration files.

This patch seems to have broken that, by loading it only in the case of an *error* from stat() on /etc/sysctl.conf, rather than success.

See the new line 643 in that patch.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in procps (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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