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Bug#835499: netcfg: Does not allow for pointopoint addresses, not even in export mode

Package: netcfg
Version: 1.139
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

netcfg does not ask for a pointopoint address when entering the 
network config manually, not even in expert mode

In expert mode it will show you, after collecting all the information, 
that is has NOT set a pointopoint address.

Please change this setup since this always means that you have to 
select "No network configuration" and manually write your 
/etc/network/interface file after the installation of the base system. 

netcfg should in normal and expert mode always ask for the pointopoint 
adress and let the users know that it is OK to leave the field emtpy 
when there is no pointopoint address needed.

Many large hosters use setups where you have to set a pointopoint 
address and not supporting it makes a Debian installation 
unnecessarily cumbersome.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: stretch/sid
  APT prefers stable-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 4.6.0-1-686-pae (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Init: sysvinit (via /sbin/init)

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