Bug#265183: pppoe workaround of the post-reboot problem
> As said to the previous bug reporters, it is simply not my job to load
> _kernel_ modules for some other package. It would just additional
> complexity while there are other places where it must be fixed. I agree
> that this bug looks very shameful for a fresh Debian release so it
> should be release critical. Especially when there is such a simple fix.
I agree with you about the bug#263224 importance. I believe though that
pppoeconfig might need to at least give a hint about the need to have the
module preloaded - right now the behaviour during pppoeconfig is
inconsistent with the behaviour after the fresh boot when just pppoe is
being run. I agree that it is out of the scope of pppoe or pppd. But,
ideally, pppoeconfing aiming to be a 1-2-3 setup wizard type of program, I
think it should do everything including modconf-ing the module in forever
if necessary, or at least offering this interactively as an option.
> PS: I won't clone 265183, there are already enough bug reports to the
> pppoe module problem.
But what about the routing loop problem I had mentioned in the original
265183 report? It is something pretty confusing for a new user.
P.S. Sorry for a long silence - I was on vacation abroad, away from my
home which is where all my ADSL hardware lives.