Subject: "syntax" error at startup with route/ifconfig binaries.
To: None <,>
From: Shiva Shenoy <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 03/14/2001 12:06:44
I have made some changes to the /sbin/ifconfig and
/sbin/route sources and replaced the binaries.

Now when I reboot, I get these synatx errors at

ifconfig: 1: Syntax error: "(" unexpected
route: 1: Syntax error: "(" unexpected

These seem to be coming from the /etc/rc.d/network
script. The lines route -n flush and ifconfig lo0...
seem to trigger this error. 

I have tried adding fully path names to these lines as
/sbin/route and /sbin/ifconfig and I get the same

Even DHCP client seems to get the same error:
ifconfig: 1: Syntax error: "(" unexpected

However if I do a manual "dhclient" after booting up,
dhclient works fine. route and the ifconfig commands
work just fine after the bootup.

Any ideas on what is casuing the "syntax" errors?

Shiva Shenoy

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