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From: Rich Freeman <rich0@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev <gentoo-dev@l.g.o>
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] rfc: oldnet scripts splitting out from OpenRC
Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2013 18:54:32
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] rfc: oldnet scripts splitting out from OpenRC by "G.Wolfe Woodbury"
1 On Thu, Apr 25, 2013 at 2:27 PM, G.Wolfe Woodbury <redwolfe@×××××.com> wrote:
2 > I have just one question....
3 >
4 > When "gentoo-oldscripts" is pulled from openrc
5 >
6 > WHAT will be the default network configuration method?
8 "gentoo-oldscripts"
10 The intent isn't to remove these scripts (unless for some reason you
11 don't want them), but to just move them to a different package, and
12 get that package pulled in by default. We're just debating the
13 various mechanisms for doing this. The initial proposal was to
14 basically tell everybody to install it manually, which isn't that hard
15 to do and works just fine. The downside to it is that anybody who
16 misses the news loses their network on the next reboot (not that this
17 is anything new for anybody running udev). The leading proposal is to
18 just pull it in with a defaulted USE flag, and maybe issue a warning
19 if a user has that flag overrided.
21 It will take little to no work to keep networking exactly as it is on
22 a Gentoo system, and the main debate here is how to get to "no work"
23 for as many users as possible while not taking away choice.
25 Rich