PSA: Ubuntu / Jammy / Bonding / Bridge / Router

Tech Junky

Golden Member
Jan 27, 2022
So, I use my PC as a router and some other functions. I decided to go for the bait and upgrade to 22.04 LTS since I already upgrade the kernel weekly to patch things and have updated to new releases in the past w/o issue. Well, something about Jammy didn't agree with my networking / routing / firewall through the automated upgrade process and needed some intervention to get things working again.

I got kicked out mid upgrade from my SSH session and expected it to come back when the process moved onto the next phase of the upgrade. Well, it didn't. I waited ~10 minutes and then rebooted the PC and networking didn't work. I have a USB-C 5GE adapter for instances when this sort of thing happens and it worked fine to get online and download the necessary DEB's to fix the issue.

-rw-r--r-- 1 root    root       34374 Oct  7  2021 bridge-utils_1.7-1ubuntu2_amd64.deb
-rw-r--r-- 1 root    root       13280 Jul 29  2020 ifenslave_2.10ubuntu3_all.deb
-rw-r--r-- 1 root    root       64964 Apr 18 06:04 ifupdown_0.8.36+nmu1ubuntu3_amd64.deb
-rw-r--r-- 1 root    root      193280 Feb 16  2021 net-tools_1.60+git20181103.0eebece-1ubuntu2_amd64.deb
So, sourcing things and decrypting the errors / depends when trying to apply each package lead to these being needed. Some repos didn't have them which explains the issue during the upgrade. I had to try several of the sources to get them w/ the correct version to get them to install again. Once they were installed / reboot to test. Things came back up / online and back to normal. Some other apps needed some dep's installed again as well like Webmin for monitoring / ntopng / etc.