[arch-general] netcfg 2.6 release

Yaro Kasear yaro at marupa.net
Sun Jun 19 17:36:40 EDT 2011

On Sunday, June 19, 2011 04:23:45 PM Rémy Oudompheng wrote:
> Hello,
> netcfg 2.6 has been released and pushed in [testing].
> The following features has been added since the last release:
> - add support for IPv6 configuration (FS#18699)
> - add support for static routes configuration (FS#18700)
> - add support for creating tun/tap interfaces (FS#15049)
> - add configuration file /etc/conf.d/netcfg for net-auto-wireless
> - add support for restricting automatic startup of profiles (FS#23169)
> - bridge: add support for several brctl options (FS#16625)
> - wireless: add support for explicit BSSID (FS#24582)
> - wireless: add support for ad-hoc connections (FS#19683)
> - wireless: no longer require wireless_tools to work
> - use /run instead of /var/run
> - drops hard dependency on net-tools package
> - drops hard dependency on wireless_tools package
> Most importantly:
> - netcfg no longer puts no files in /run (dhcpcd still puts files there)
> - netcfg only depends on iproute2 and dhcpcd : wpa_supplicant is
> optional (required for wireless), wpa_actiond, ifplugd are required
> for net-auto* scripts
> - net-tools, wireless_tools are needed if you use legacy options
> IFOPTS and IWCONFIG, but this is strongly discouraged
> - /etc/conf.d/netcfg is a new configuration file, currently only used
> by net-auto-wireless: it is used to configure the name of the wireless
> interface you want to use (also possible in /etc/rc.conf, but
> discouraged), and to configure a list of preferred networks you want
> wpa_actiond to manage (FS#23169)
> - IPv6 is supported: no address configuration (even
> auto-configuration) will be done unless you say IP6=something in your
> profile. See the examples to see how it works
> - dhclient is needed if you want to support DHCPv6: this is expected
> to be an uncommon case, since auto-configuration exists.
> - netcfg can create tun/tap interfaces: it currently does not do
> anything with these (FS#15049)
> Regards,

I'd like a minor clarification here... I've never seen a directory called run 
on /. Is netcfg expected to create that? Does the FHS support that?

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