Sorry for the short and probably unsatisfying answer. I'll try to provide more detail. On 09.01.2011 02:52, Michael Biebl wrote: > On 08.01.2011 23:24, Julien Cristau wrote: >> On Wed, Dec 8, 2010 at 12:15:02 -0400, Joey Hess wrote: >> >>> Michael Biebl wrote: >>>> Please also note that e.g. if you setup your (ethernet) connection using a >>>> static IP configuration, we do not comment such interface configurations either. >>>> >>>> So the issue about NM not managing certain devices extends to ethernet >>>> interfaces as well and this behaviour has been so ever since lenny, so I'll mark >>>> this bug accordingly. >>> >>> There is a world of difference between statically configuring a ethernet >>> interface and having that interface never be managed by network-manager, >>> and having a wireless interface that was working fine with network-manager >>> suddenly start only connecting to a single wireless network (if any) and not >>> appearing in network-manager anymore. This bug is about the latter problem; >>> the former is not a problem. This is a new bug, and I tire of your attempts >>> to deny it. >>> >> Is there any progress towards fixing this for squeeze? > > No This is still true. The simple reason is, that I'm not sure how to fix this properly for squeeze and currently I don't have a lot of time to look into this. I'm already not very fond of the /etc/network/interfaces mangling as of now (i.e. commenting out dhcp entries). I don't really want to go further down that road. That said, this behaviour of ignoring interfaces from /etc/network/interfaces has been so since at least lenny. So the bug title is not quite correct in that regard. It is true, that releases that followed the Lenny version contained a bug in the interface parser, which did not correctly mark wireless interfaces as unmanaged when configured in /etc/network/interfaces. People upgrading directly from Lenny won't see a change in behaviour, people who constantly upgraded did. This leaves the new-install case. Imho, the cleanest solution here would be, if d-i simply wouldn't write out any configuration (dhcp/wireless) if network-manager is installed (through the desktop task). CCing the d-i team, to know if that would be feasible. Michael -- Why is it that all of the instruments seeking intelligent life in the universe are pointed away from Earth?
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