Static IP for eth0: no way!

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Baby Hen
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Static IP for eth0: no way!

Post by urcindalo » Thu Jul 02, 2009 9:22

I'm a regular Gentoo user, but I have just installed Sabayon 4.1 amd64 on a spare partition to have a rescue system available.

I have a static IP. After booting Sabayon for the first time, eth0 was trying to get an IP from a dhcp server. So, to make a long story short, I ended up doing this:

1) rc-update del NetworkManager default
2) emerge -C ifplugd
3) rc-update del dhcpdb default
4) I edited /etc/conf.d/net so that it now reads:

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config_eth0=( "xx.xx.xx.xx broadcast xx.xx.xx.255 netmask" )
routes_eth0=( "default via xx.xx.xx.1" )
dns_servers_eth0="xx.xx.xx.xx XX.XX.XX.XX"
However, whenever I try to start net.eth0 I get this:

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Error: either "local" is duplicate, or "netmask" is garbage
Under plain Gentoo this works, but not on Sabayon. Why?

Thanks in advance.

Growing Hen
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Re: Static IP for eth0: no way!!!

Post by freeallbadgers » Thu Jul 02, 2009 11:55

Most likely cause is your using the old style /etc/conf.d/net , these setting changed with the migration in both gentoo and sabayon to baselayout-2 and openrc.

New style is like so...

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config_eth0=" netmask brd"
routes_eth0="default via"

More info here...
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Simple Hen
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Re: Static IP for eth0: no way!

Post by lsegalla » Thu Jul 02, 2009 23:59

I had the same problem, i solved the thing using equo and not emerge

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