ifdown: failed to open statefile /var/run/network/ifstate

Asked by Jeffrey Ratcliffe on 2009-05-18

Binary package hint: ifupdown

Booting Jaunty, configuring networking interfaces fails, as does

$ sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart
 * Reconfiguring network interfaces...
ifdown: failed to open statefile /var/run/network/ifstate: No such file or directory
ifup: failed to open statefile /var/run/network/ifstate: No such file or directory

If I mkdir /var/run/network/, then I get my network - for this boot, and have the same problem again the next time I boot.

I have reported this as #377432, but was hoping to get more response here - as this is really restricting me from using the Internet

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Status:
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For:
Ubuntu ifupdown Edit question
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Solved by:
Jeffrey Ratcliffe
Solved:
2009-05-20
Last query:
2009-05-20
Last reply:

Deleting /etc/udev/rules.d/85-ifupdown.rules fixed things.