[arch-general] [SPAM] [arch-dev-public] two patches for rc.d/network

James Rayner iphitus at iphitus.org
Wed Jul 16 06:18:53 EDT 2008

On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 8:12 PM, RedShift <redshift at pandora.be> wrote:
> James Rayner wrote:
>> 1)  0001-add-some-useful-error-messages-to-wireless-code.patch
>> Makes the wireless code in rc.d/network output some useful errors and
>> a tad more robust, rather than failing and giving no useful error at
>> all.
>> Not tested yet, I don't have an insecure or WEP network to try it on,
>> and the family won't be impressed if I start messing with dd-wrt. I'll
>> try tomorrow morning when they're sleeping.
>> 2) 0002-Added-connection-state-info-to-rc.d-network.patch
>> Makes rc.d/network create a file for an interface if it manages to
>> connect. Useful for scripts.
>> Also needs the directory /var/run/network/interfaces/ created in the
>> initscripts PKGBUILD.
> Scripts should use ifconfig or other networking tools that directly read
> from the kernel's configuration for network interface information. What if a
> user manually modifies his configuration without using the initscripts? Or
> does some advanced networking configuration in rc.local? The information in
> "/var/run/network" will not be correct.
> I'm going to be blunt, it's a stupid idea.

I'm fine with that, and sort of expected it. It's something I've
lazily used locally for a little, so I thought I might as well push it

And the other patch? I don't see any reason that shouldn't be merged.


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