Hardy server network configuration should mention 'auto' twice

Bug #441802 reported by Phil M on 2009-10-03
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This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu)
High
Connor Imes
Nominated for Hardy by Connor Imes
Nominated for Karmic by Connor Imes

Bug Description

SRU:
Patch in Lucid: http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~ubuntu-core-doc/ubuntu-docs/lucid/revision/401
Impact: none, line should not need to be translated
Should not have any regressions.

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Binary package hint: ubuntu-docs

I'm running a server (alas, not installed as such) on 8.04.3. I just needed to change its network configuration from DHCP to a static address. I found this page, and tried to follow it:

https://help.ubuntu.com/8.04/serverguide/C/network-configuration.html

I should have known better after so many years, but I both forgot, and didn't read, that I needed to add the appropriate 'auto ethX' line to go with my static configuration.

The box of configuration text

    auto eth0
    iface eth0 inet dhcp

looks, at first glance, like it only applied to DHCP configurations. The `auto eth0` line should be duplicated at the top of the next box, as well, to make it clear that it applies to static configurations as well.

Connor Imes (ckimes) wrote :

Thanks for your report, Phil. I think this definitely needs to be fixed with a SRU in Hardy and Karmic. I'll make a patch for this one soon.

Changed in ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Connor Imes (rocket2dmn)
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → In Progress
Connor Imes (ckimes) wrote :

Fix committed to Lucid dev branch, rev 401. Subscribed ubuntu-sru.

Changed in ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
description: updated
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package ubuntu-docs - 10.04.1

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ubuntu-docs (10.04.1) lucid; urgency=low

  * First upload for lucid
  * General:
    - Refresh pot files
    - Changed 'Text Editor' to 'gedit Text Editor' LP: #442417 (Connor Imes)
  * Advanced-topics:
    - Added link in advanced-topics to a description about Users and Groups in
      Debian systems. LP: #145055 (Connor Imes)
  * Hardware:
    - Added mention of ext4 to hardware.xml and changed the mentioning of the
      default filesystem in Ubuntu from ext3 to ext4 LP #449667 (Connor Imes)
    - Removed subsection in hardware about quirk-checker script - link was
      broken, script is outdated LP: #461158 (Connor Imes)
  * Keeping-safe:
    - Updating instructions for automatic login for new GDM LP: #442676
     (Dean Sas)
    - String adjustment (period inside of a quote tag), Scott Shields,
      LP: #496885
  * Internet:
    - Changes remaining mention of flashplugin-nonfree to flashplugin-installer
      in web-apps.xml LP: #444546 (Connor Imes)
    - Change some <guimenu> tags to <guimenuitem> tags in web-apps.xml to show
      arrows in HTML documentation instead of + signs LP: #453512 (Connor Imes)
    - Removed reference to network-manager radio buttons, as radio buttons
      aren't used in this version of NM for wired networks (Jim Campbell)
    - Aligned similar strings in 'internet' section to benefit translators;
      some small adjustments. LP: #460360 (Connor Imes)
  * Musicvideophotos:
    - Fixed apturl for mtp-tools package in music.xml LP #452262 (Connor Imes)
    - Improve ipod section, patch by Michael Fitzhugh. LP: #370085
  * Printing:
    - Updated printer setup directions in printing section LP: #435510
      (Connor Imes)
    - Fix scanning typo. Patch by Shane Fagan LP: #447250
  * Programming:
    - Removed entire programming section LP: #414035 (Connor Imes)
  * Serverguide:
    - Adjusted wording in serverguide package-management file to more
      clearly describe apticron. LP: #473280 (Connor Imes)
    - Updated LDAP section for changes to the Jaunty package.
      Fixes LP: #475492, LP: #459403, LP: #463684 (Adam Sommer)
    - In OpenSSH section, .ssh/authorized_keys permissions should be
      600, not 644 LP: #491159 (Connor Imes)
    - Replaced description of ebox Log Observer in serverguide with a real
      description of the event's purpose LP: #405926 (Connor Imes)
    - Fixed IP example in serverguide's postfix configuration section
      LP: #495202 (Connor Imes)
    - Include 'auto eth1' in interfaces file for static IP configuration
      LP: #441802 (Connor Imes)
    - Fix for disabling Control-Alt-Delete in serverguide. Scott Shields,
      LP: #496465
    - Typo fix, Scott Shields, LP: #497867
    - PostgreSQL setup fix for config file pg_hba.conf, Scott Shields,
      LP: #492286
    - Misc fixes in windows-networking section. Vikram Dhillon, LP: #462607
    - Changes to RAID installation section LP: #428036, LP: #462719
      (Connor Imes)
    - Fixes and adjustments to web-servers LP: #462621 (Connor Imes)
  * Switching:
    - Replaced Pidgin with Empathy in applications-equivalents
      LP: #490980 (Connor Ime...

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Changed in ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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