[Bug 916890] Re: "Waiting for network configuration" on every boot

Stéphane Graber stgraber at stgraber.org
Tue Jan 17 15:45:47 UTC 2012

Ok, I just confirmed it by looking at the changelog actually:
  * Stop on run-parts failure (Closes: #547587).

So if any of the scripts fails, ifupdown will stop processing the

I'd suggest you change your scripts to either not fire if it's not the
right interface or simply change these exit 1 to an exit 0 + logging so
it doesn't block the interface from being initialised but you'll still
now it failed.

I'm marking this bug as Invalid as it was actually an upstream bugfix
causing that change in behaviour.

Thanks for all your help in tracking this one down.

** Changed in: ifupdown (Ubuntu)
       Status: Confirmed => Invalid

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  "Waiting for network configuration" on every boot

Status in “ifupdown” package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  Upgrade from 0.7~alpha5.1ubuntu6 to 0.7~beta2ubuntu1 brought this on:
  on every boot the "Waiting for network configuration" and "Waiting up
  to 60 seconds more for network" messages appear and boot is thus about
  2 minutes slower than before. It also says it's booting without
  network, but the network is in fact there after I log in.

  Downgrading back to 0.7~alpha5.1ubuntu6 makes the wait go away again.

  Reproduced this on three different computers on two different
  networks, both wired and wireless.

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
  Package: ifupdown 0.7~beta2ubuntu1
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-8.15-generic 3.2.0
  Uname: Linux 3.2.0-8-generic i686
  ApportVersion: 1.90-0ubuntu2
  Architecture: i386
  Date: Sun Jan 15 21:10:34 2012
  EcryptfsInUse: Yes
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Release i386 (20111012)
  SourcePackage: ifupdown
  UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to precise on 2011-12-09 (37 days ago)

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