[arch-general] [arch-announce] Deprecation of net-tools

James Rayner james at archlinux.org
Fri Jun 10 09:59:23 EDT 2011

On Fri, 10 Jun 2011 15:05 +0200, "Tom Gundersen" <teg at jklm.no> wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 10, 2011 at 2:51 PM, James Rayner <james at archlinux.org>
> wrote:
> > The only reason net-tools was still a requirement was setting hostname.
> > A change similar to initscripts [2] at line 121 of
> > src/connections/ethernet [3] would suffice.
> What is the reason the hostname is set in netcfg? Do we ever want it
> to change from what was set on boot?
> -t

Hostname is only set if someone specifies one in the configuration,
otherwise it is left as is. I've never heard of anyone using this
option. Judd's original netcfg script from 2005 included this option so
I retained it when I wrote netcfg.


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