8.147. netcf

Updated netcf packages that fix several bugs and add various enhancements are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The netcf packages contain a library for modifying the network configuration of a system. Network configuration is expressed in a platform-independent XML format, which the netcf library translates into changes to the system's "native" network configuration files.
This update also fixes the following bugs:

Upgrade to an upstream version

The netcf package has been upgraded to upstream version 0.2.4, which provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the previous version. This includes a change ensuring that an interface with unplugged cable is not considered to be active. (BZ#851748)
This update also fixes the following bugs:

Bug Fixes

BZ#879055
The libvirtd service could terminate unexpectedly when retrieving a MAC address. This happened because the netcf code contained uninitialized data that could be accessed by libvirtd. With this update, netcf properly initializes this data and libvirtd no longer crashes in this case.
BZ#1052156
Previously, netcf added an additional set of quotes to the value of the BONDING_OPTS parameter while attempting to create a bond interface. Consequently, the attempt failed with an error similar to the following:
Error creating interface: 'Could not create interface: internal error failed to create (start) interface bond0: failed to execute external program - Running 'ifup bond0' failed with exit code 1: ./network-functions: line 457: /sys/class/net/bond0/bonding/'mode: No such file or directory
With this update, additional quotes are no longer added to BONDING_OPTS and bonding devices can now be created as expected with this parameter specified.
The netcf package has been upgraded to upstream version 0.2.4, which provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the previous version. This includes a change ensuring that an interface with unplugged cable is not considered to be active. (BZ#851748)
Users of netcf are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs and add these enhancements.