[arch-announce] netcfg 2.8.2 release

Arch Linux: Recent news updates: Thomas Bächler announce at archlinux.org
Sun May 13 10:01:01 EDT 2012

Thomas Bächler wrote:

netcfg 2.8.2 has been moved to [core]. It has been six months since netcfg had
an update, so it accumulated quite some changes. Here is a shortlist.

  * Configuration has moved out of `rc.conf`. Please move your configuration to

  * Connection types ending in `-old`, `-dbus` and `-iproute` are discontinued.
Remove the suffix if you still have it: you didn't need it.

  * Systemd is now supported for single profile, multiple profile, automatic
wired and automatic wireless connections.

  * For your basic wifi needs, you can now use the bundled `wifi-menu` tool. It
is a dialog based connection aid inspired by wifi-select.

  * Disconnecting an interface is no longer done through `-i`. The new parameter
is `-D`. Reconnecting an interface is possible through `-R`.

  * There is a new connection type: PPPoE.

The full changelog is at

The wiki does not reflect all these changes yet, please help updating it!

URL: http://www.archlinux.org/news/netcfg-282-release/

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