[arch-dev-public] initscripts in testing

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Thu Oct 18 12:14:25 EDT 2007

On 10/18/07, Thomas Bächler <thomas at archlinux.org> wrote:
> Jan de Groot schrieb:
> > IMHO rc.sysinit should always enable the lo interface, unless it is
> > specifically disabled (look for interfaces=(!lo) or !network in DAEMONS).
> > Yes, this is inconsistent with the way we work in arch, but it will lower
> > the amount of bugreports we get for this, while still giving people control
> > over their lo interface if they want to disable it on purpose.
> I agree on always bringing up lo. This should actually be hardcoded:
> Everybody needs lo, nobody needs it any differently.
> However, there should be no special handling of lo in rc.d/network in
> the way you propose, as this would make the scripts ugly and non-KISS. I
> don't see a problem with simply hardcoding this (you can put it right in
> the beginning, even before udev if you like).

I agree with thomas here. It's going to be an edge case that we don't need lo.

If someone doesn't need it, it's a oneliner for rc.local

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