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Re: proposals for netcfg-static

* Thorsten Sauter 

| after playing with the new installer, I have found some mysterious in
| the netcfg-static binary.
| If you configure the network the first time the netcfg-static propose
| and calculate some default values for the network (ip-adress, subnet,
| gateway, ...). However this shouldn't happend, if netcfg is started a
| second or third time.
| On the second time the netcfg binary recalculate the values (netmask,
| gateway) and override the old entered settings. I think this should not
| happend. :)
| Creating the default route makes also problems, because the netcfg
| simply add the new gateway without removing the old (maybe same) default
| gateway. Maybe we can read the the current gateway from /proc (not sure
| if mounted on any stage).

Netcfg is supposed to be rewritten once we get a more up-to-date
busybox in the archive (with the «ip» command compiled in).

| So my final question...
| How can get values from cdebconf?
| Unfortunately the following snipset doesn't work. The gateway variable
| should now contains the value
| client->command(client, "get", "netcfg/get_gateway", NULL, &gateway, NULL);
| if(gateway == 0) {
| 	/* empty value calculate the gateway */
| 	gateway = ipaddress & netmask;
| }

client->command(client, "get", "netcfg/get_gateway", NULL, &gateway,

is supposed to be

client->command(client, "get", "netcfg/get_gateway", NULL);

and you need to access client->value to get the value.

Tollef Fog Heen                                                        ,''`.
UNIX is user friendly, it's just picky about who its friends are      : :' :
                                                                      `. `' 

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