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Bug#770078: ifupdown: interfaces(5) falsely claims that interfaces.d is included by default on new installs

Andrew Shadura <andrew@shadura.me> (2014-11-27):
> On 27 November 2014 at 16:07, Cyril Brulebois <kibi@debian.org> wrote:
> > Am I correct in assuming that such an /e/n/i file with an older ifupdown
> > doesn't cause any issues? I'd also like to know whether it can cause any
> > issues with other tools parsing/using/abusing /e/n/i (n-m notably).
> It does. Actually, I've just checked, both current n-m and ifupdown
> from wheezy support only 'source' directive. The difference between
> source and source-directory is that the second form doesn't need a
> glob mask to be specified, as it uses run-parts-style matching. In
> that case, maybe it's better to change this to:

Thanks for checking.

> source /etc/network/interfaces.d/*

This would probably be safer at this point of the release cycle indeed.
We can think about switching it early during the stretch release cycle.

That means the current documentation will still be slightly off though.

Please tell us whether you want us to go ahead for a "source ../*"
addition and a doc update on your side.


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