1.173. netcf

An updated netcf package that fixes various bugs is now available.
Netcf is a library for modifying the network configuration of a system. Network configurations are expressed in a platform-independent XML format, which netcf translates into changes to the system's 'native' network configuration files.
This update rebases netcf from version 0.1.6 to the current upstream version, 0.1.7. (BZ#651032)
This rebase addresses several issues, including:
Tight coupling between netcf and gnulib
* Disallowing firewall rules editing
* An iptables rule tweak regarding tuneable kernel necessity
This re-base also incorporates fixes for two bugs as follows:
* Previously, after a reboot, virInterface functions did not work until libvirt was restarted and instead failed with a "error: Failed to list active interfaces. error: this function is not supported by the connection driver: virConnectNumOfInterfaces" error message. This is now fixed so that the code that caused the problem is removed and virInterface functions operate as expected after a reboot.
Previously, netcf was unable to initialize due to the system's iptables configuration and failed with a "Failed to initialize netcf. error: unspecified error" error message. This is now fixed and netcf no longer fails during initialization.
Users are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which resolves these issues.