[arch-projects] [PATCH 0/2] iproute2 migration

Tom Gundersen teg at jklm.no
Tue May 24 06:54:44 EDT 2011

On Sun, May 22, 2011 at 4:43 PM, Dave Reisner <d at falconindy.com> wrote:
> I'm resubmitting my work of migrating to iproute2 from net-tools at Tom's
> request. It's pretty much the same, but with the feedback from Dan, I've added
> some extremely simple deprecation logic to yell at the user when he or she is
> still using the net-tools variables.
> The new logic uses some fairly simple (and generic) declarations: interface,
> address, netmask, and gateway. If interface is undefined, we fire off the
> deprecation warning, as this is the _only_ variable required to establish
> a connection via iproute2. If address is undefined, we skip reading netmask
> and gateway, and assume usage of dhcp. If address _is_ defined, we assert
> the need for gateway and netmask.
> I've opted to make this warning fairly common, firing it both on bringing up,
> and bringing down interfaces, as I think this needs to be made very clear,
> given the severity of the change.
> Along with this change, we would need to do a little bit of juggling with
> coreutils and yp-tools in order to make net-tools truly optional:
> - coreutils is currently built without hostname. enable this, removing it from
>  net-tools.
> - yp-tools is currently in extra. we would need to bring this into core in order
>  to support setting a domainname, and remove the symlinks to hostname from the
>  net-tools package.
> As always, comments, criticisms, and tomatoes are welcome.

I pushed these patches now. I probably will hold off on a release for
some time, to give people a chance to test this a bit more as a bug in
this code could be critical.

Thanks again for your work!



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