On Sun, Mar 27, 2011 at 12:02:37AM +0100, Tom Gundersen wrote:
This patch did not apply due to a problem with PKGBUILD. I fixed it up manually.
I did not test this at all, but at first glance it looks like the right approach.
What userintervention does this require?
I guess those who use nisdomainname, must install yp-tools and enable them in the DAEMONS array. Is that correct? Does any configuration files need adjustment?
Yes, the big deal about this change is that it affects syntax in /etc/rc.conf. Best way to illustrate with examples, perhaps:
# net-tools eth0="eth0 192.168.2.100 netmask 255.255.255.0" gateway="default gw 192.168.2.1"
# iproute2 eth0="eth0 192.168.2.100/24" gateway="default via 192.168.2.1"
DHCP is the same, excepting the fact that you need to declare the name of the interface. Two reasons: uniformity, and to be friendly towards interfaces with a dash (-) in the name. Simply,
Thomas has suggested that if we're going to change the config format that we use something a little more universal. Should the need ever arise to switch to yet another userspace tool some time off in the future, we could do the swap-out without bothering end users. I'm not sure what that config would look like, but it seems reasonable to me, provided that we're very clear about the limitations of the network service.