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From: "Rick \\\"Zero_Chaos\\\" Farina" <zerochaos@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] openrc 0.12 - netifrc/newnet mix-up
Date: Sat, 07 Dec 2013 14:21:46
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] openrc 0.12 - netifrc/newnet mix-up by Rich Freeman
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4 On 12/07/2013 07:42 AM, Rich Freeman wrote:
5 >> Honestly, I'm not really sure why anyone would want to make stage3 less
6 >> functional than it already is but honestly net isn't something I'm ready
7 >> to give up just yet.
8 >
9 > It isn't about making the stage3 less functional, but about giving the
10 > user a choice. We don't stick a kernel in stage3, despite the fact
11 > that everybody needs one. We don't stick an MTA in the stage3 despite
12 > the fact that one of those is pretty hard to live without.
13 >
14 > Now that Gentoo apparently offers a wide selection of network
15 > managers, perhaps it makes sense to have the user pick which one they
16 > want to use.
18 Choice is fine, I love choice, but to have a user unpack a stage tarball
19 and find no way at all to handle their networking.... that's just ugly.
20 I mean we could just have dhcpcd in @system and let people figure it
21 out from there (wouldn't be my first choice but it would work) but I
22 would say it is rare enough to not need net that removing all networking
23 options from stage3 is near suicidal.
25 I can do all kinds of amazing things on a system without an MTA. But if
26 I have no net I can't even install net....
28 - -Zero
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Re: [gentoo-dev] openrc 0.12 - netifrc/newnet mix-up Rich Freeman <rich0@g.o>