[Bridge] Bridge support unavailable

Bruce Ferrell bferrell at baywinds.org
Mon Jul 12 21:05:08 PDT 2004


Bert,

Some init script that is trying to execute brctl and causing your error. 
  Finding that script can be... interesting.

One thing you almost certainly want to check is to see if bridge.o is 
being loaded.  Use lsmod as root to see if it's loaded.  If it is 
loaded, then you almost certainly won't need to rebuild the kernel.  If 
you don't see it loaded, try modprobe bridge and re-check with lsmod. 
If it loads, again, no kernel rebuild needed.



Bert Hubbs wrote:
> -->
> 
> So Linux does not have a “PATH” while booting? I have brctl in the /bin 
> and the /sbin directory.
> 
> I looked at the /etc/init.d/network  script and there is mention of 
> bridges but no direct call to brctl.
> 
> Do you think I would be better of recompiling the Kernel with bridging 
> built in?
> 
>  
> 
> Well... You need to determine what script the error is coming from...
> Probably /etc/rc.d/init.d/network (or it could be /etc/init.d/network)
> 
>  
> 
> Bert Hubbs wrote:
>>  " That sounds like you need the full path to brctl in your script."
>>
>>  What script?
>>
>>
>>
>>  Bert Hubbs
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>>  -----Original Message-----
>>  From: Bruce Ferrell [mailto:bferrell at baywinds.org]
>>  Sent: Monday, July 05, 2004 9:41 PM
>>  To: Bert Hubbs
>>  Cc: bridge at lists.osdl.org
>>  Subject: Re: [Bridge] Bridge support unavailable
>>
>>  That sounds like you need the full path to brctl in your script.
>>
>>  Which leads me to MY question for the list.  I'm having problem getting
>>  bridge.o to build correctly on 2.4.25 (linus).  Is this a case where I'd
>>
>>  be better off with it built static?
>>
>>  Bert Hubbs wrote:
>>
>> >When I start Linux I get an error:
>> >
>> >"Bridge support unavailable: brctl not found".
>> >
>> >And then eth0 - 2 load with no problems. After system is up I can
>>
>>  build
>>
>> >the bridge but it does not survive a reboot. Do I need a startup
>>
>>  script
>>
>> >or should it build from the:
>> >
>> >/etc/init.d/bridge
>> >/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-bro
>> >/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0
>> >/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth1
>> >/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth2
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >I am using Core2
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >Bert Hubbs
>> >McGlinchey Stafford and
>> >Youngblood & Bendalin, PLLC
>> >2711 N. Haskell Ave.
>> >Suite 2700, LB 25
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