Upgrade from 14.04 to 16.04 Changed Network Device Name

Bug #1581374 reported by tomdean on 2016-05-13
This bug affects 1 person
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ubuntu-release-upgrader (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

The upgrade from 14.04 to 16.04 changed the network device name from eth0 (14.04) to eno1 (16.04).

This name change broke lots of software. For example, Maple

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: ubuntu-release-upgrader-core 1:16.04.14
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-22.39-generic 4.4.8
Uname: Linux 4.4.0-22-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.1-0ubuntu2
Architecture: amd64
CrashDB: ubuntu
CurrentDesktop: Unity
Date: Fri May 13 01:25:29 2016
InstallationDate: Installed on 2016-05-11 (2 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS "Xenial Xerus" - Release amd64 (20160420.1)
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: ubuntu-release-upgrader
Symptom: release-upgrade
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

tomdean (tomdean) wrote :
tomdean (tomdean) wrote :

My email address was not available on the 16.04 machine.

Email: <email address hidden>

On 05/13/16 01:37, tomdean wrote:

Please close this report.

The change to systemd/udev changed the naming for network devices. Many
software packages, such as maple, use the network device name as part of
the licensing process.
The change on the network device name caused these applications to fail.
  The manufacturer has no solution for this, so, I have to change each
system and maintain these changes across upgrades, etc.

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