Address Family problems

Gerard Beekmans gerard at
Thu Jun 15 07:42:13 PDT 2000

> Hello all,
> I've just finished setting up LFS on my laptop, and everything works fine 
> but networking.  The PCMCIA drivers for my card are in just fine and it is 
> set as eth0, but when I run the "route add ..." from the network startup 
> scripts it tells me that "inet is not a valid address family", and then 
> runs the usage diagram.
> I also tried running ifconfig, and it gave me "No valid address families".
> It is probably worth noting that net tools, for some reason unknown to me 
> gave me compile errors for a day or two before I got it to install.  I just 
> removed the source directory and re-uncompressed it.  Go figure =)

Looks like a failure in nettools package. Did you configure it properly?
Run make again on that package and make sure you enable the UNIX
protocol family, INET (TCP/IP) protocol family and possible others you
need on your network.

Gerard Beekmans

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