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

Tom Gundersen teg at jklm.no
Wed Apr 27 05:10:15 EDT 2011

On Wed, Apr 27, 2011 at 5:44 AM, Dan McGee <dpmcgee at gmail.com> wrote:
> $ grep eth /etc/rc.conf
> # DHCP:     Set your interface to "dhcp" (eth0="dhcp")
> eth1="dhcp"
> At the very least, you need to make this a no-hassle out of the box
> netcfg configuration setup (perhaps there can be some sort of netcfg
> use rc.conf mode?).

Yes, this and the simple case of configuring a static ip.

> With that said, coming from someone working on a
> system-critical piece of software: anything you want to remove or make
> inoperable needs at least a year of warning and prep time. I know that
> sounds absurd with an "always changing" Arch, but note how an rc.conf
> from near 0.1 days would probably still work today.

One year is fine by me. We could keep the legacy stuff near
indefinitely, as long as it is clearly marked as unsupported.


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