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ffmpeg borks the network, changes MAC aa:00:04:00:0a:04

Postby bugmenot2012 on Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:49 pm

My network is behaving weird, it turns out both my NIC had their MAC address replaced by this one: aa:00:04:00:0a:04

After a bit of investigation, I found out that decnet seems to be the culprit [1] and I'm pretty sure I never installed this thing expressedly, so it had to come as a dependency from something else. Removing it also removed the recently installed ffmpeg, apparently ffmpeg comes with libroarcompat1 which comes with the decnet madness.

So I tried reinstalling ffmpeg on LMDE and sure enough:

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aptitude install ffmpeg
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  dnet-common{a} ffmpeg libavdevice53{a} libdnet{a} libroar-compat1{a}
  libroar1{a}
0 packages upgraded, 6 newly installed, 0 to remove and 5 not upgraded.
Need to get 0 B/753 kB of archives. After unpacking 2,245 kB will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n/?]


Surprisingly this problem does not occur on my debian box running testing.

According to the debian bug report[2], this critical bug has been fixed in debian a few months ago, for some reason it has yet to be included LMDE, leaving me wondering what's the point of having a debian based rolling release if bugfix take several months to be included.

In the meantime, either remove decnet or comment out everything in /etc/default/decnet.conf and disable the decnet daemon with
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sudo update-rc.d decnet remove


[1]: http://www.fantaghost.com/2010/06/eth0- ... 004000a04/
[2]: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=635604
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Re: ffmpeg borks the network, changes MAC aa:00:04:00:0a:04

Postby rhodry on Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:23 am

leaving me wondering what's the point of having a debian based rolling release if bugfix take several months to be included.


No argument here.

Assuming your LMDE repos are pointing at "Latest"; you are probably aware that these have not been updated since Update Pack 3 back in August 2011! This issue has been covered ad nauseum elsewhere in the forums.

I suppose technically no-one ever claimed "Latest" equated to "Up to date" ?!

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