[arch-projects] [initscripts][netcfg] deprecating advanced network functionality from initscripts

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Tue Apr 26 13:52:30 EDT 2011

On Tue, Apr 26, 2011 at 12:40 PM, Tom Gundersen <teg at jklm.no> wrote:
> Here are some suggestions of what we can do (by order of preference),
> feedback appreciated:
> 1) Make sure netcfg support all the usecases that initscripts does,
> add netcfg to base and remove all network support from initscripts;
> 2) Similarly, but keep support for one wired interface configured
> statically (each supported option listed explicitly) or via dhcp (just
> enough to support a rescue/install scenario); or
> 3) Something less extreme based on uscases that I have not thought of...

I'd vote for #2, keeping old timers (and me) happy. It seems like the
right line to draw so that someone using a "normal" desktop computer
setup, a VM, a VPS, etc. over Ethernet doesn't need to suddenly dive
into netcfg. This would eliminate a lot of code still: wi_up,
bond_up/down, bridge_up/down.


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