[arch-dev-public] initscripts in testing

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Thu Oct 18 20:45:13 EDT 2007

On 10/18/07, Simo Leone <simo at archlinux.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 18, 2007 at 11:05:32AM +0200, Jan de Groot wrote:
> >
> > About the "lo" fix: there's a comment in rc.conf about disabling lo now. Did
> > you think about users who don't add "network" to DAEMONS?
> >
> > 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. I think we've always had lo enabled by default, and I see
> little reason to change that right now. It'll just cause a lot of
> headaches for like 90% of people by adding a little nuance that they're
> unlikely to know about.
> -S
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Two thoughts here, mostly for Tobias:
* Version is 2007.08-4, shouldn't this be version 2007.10/11?
* When you made the lo change, did you ensure it is backward
compatable? Having lo in your network array shouldn't cause an error
now, because every current user will have it.


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