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Re: Bug#606268: Bug#606268: Bug#606268: now ignores interfaces configured by d-i

user release.debian.org@packages.debian.org
usertag 606268 squeeze-can-defer
tag 606268 squeeze-ignore

On Thu, Jan 13, 2011 at 22:51:41 +0100, Michael Biebl wrote:

> On 13.01.2011 22:22, Matthew Palmer wrote:
> > [Summary: NetworkManager doesn't properly transition away from
> > /etc/network/interfaces-configured wireless interfaces to using it's own
> > internal configuration database, causing them to not come up at all]
> > 
> > On Thu, Jan 13, 2011 at 08:30:40PM +0100, Michael Biebl wrote:
> >> 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.
> > 
> > No, this is not feasible at this stage of the release.  The package that
> > detects and configures the network (netcfg) runs long, *LONG* before any
> > packages or tasks are chosen.  Now, in theory, we could defer writing out
> > /e/n/interfaces until the end of the install (probably by extending
> > finish-install), but that would be complicated and prone to bugs, which
> > means isn't going to happen for squeeze anyway (d-i rc1 was just released;
> > nothing but showstopper bugs *in* *d-i* are going to get fixed now).
> Ok, then I guess we need to tag this bug as squeeze-ignore, unless someone comes
> up with a better idea.
Yeah I'm not seeing a way out of this in time for the release.  :(
It'd be good to come to an agreement over the way forward for
post-squeeze though between nm/wicd-type packages and the installer and
ifupdown on how to handle network interface configuration.


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