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

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Thu Jul 17 16:36:34 EDT 2008

On Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 3:27 PM, Aaron Griffin <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 5:18 AM, James Rayner <iphitus at iphitus.org> wrote:
>> 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
>> upstream.
>> And the other patch? I don't see any reason that shouldn't be merged.
> Yeah I'm going to look at the error message patch right now and merge
> it and all that. Thanks, and sorry for the delay.
> For the record, not everyone has full commit access to all of these.
> The idea is to have someone in charge of the official repo. As it is
> git, anyone can always host their own tree and make changes so the
> project owners can pull in patches as they see fit.


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