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Bug 439572 - =sys-apps/openrc-0.11.1 rc_lo_provide="net" message does not provide a workaround for need net
Summary: =sys-apps/openrc-0.11.1 rc_lo_provide="net" message does not provide a workar...
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Hosted Projects
Classification: Unclassified
Component: OpenRC (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: OpenRC Team
Whiteboard: openrc:oldnet
Depends on:
Blocks: need-net
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Reported: 2012-10-24 21:16 UTC by Matthew Schultz
Modified: 2013-04-25 23:08 UTC (History)
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Description Matthew Schultz 2012-10-24 21:16:01 UTC
=sys-apps/openrc-0.11.1 rc_lo_provide="net" message does not provide a workaround for need net.  I tried specifying rc_lo_provide="net" in either /etc/conf.d/net or /etc/conf.d/network and it did not allow sshd, snmpd, ntp-client or syslog-ng to start.  The machine that this workaround did not work on is using a root nfs network filesystem so therefore net.lo and net.eth0 are already provided and are not started by openrc.

Reproducible: Always
Comment 1 William Hubbs gentoo-dev 2012-10-25 17:12:49 UTC
Try this:

For each service that doesn't start, append this line to
/etc/conf.d/<service>, and if that doesn't exist, create the file and
add this line:


For more information, see this blog post:
Comment 2 Matthew Schultz 2012-10-25 17:52:32 UTC
That workaround actually works albeit, I think it's less work just to remove the need net line from the init script.  You should update the ebuild log message to reflect this different workaround.
Comment 3 William Hubbs gentoo-dev 2012-11-06 03:44:41 UTC
This is updated in OpenRC-0.11.4.