Bug#854801: No network after netinst Stretch RC2
- To: Bernhard Schmidt <email@example.com>, Paul Schlüter <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Cyril Brulebois <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
- Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, Philipp Kern <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject: Bug#854801: No network after netinst Stretch RC2
- From: Pierre Ynard <email@example.com>
- Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2017 00:43:30 +0100
- Message-id: <[🔎] 20170213234330.GA12890@via.ecp.fr>
- Reply-to: Pierre Ynard <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com
- In-reply-to: <[🔎] firstname.lastname@example.org>
> in finish-install /e/n/i will never be properly populated for a wireless
> installation without network-manager, although I think ifupdown would be
> capable to do this (not tested, but have a look at
> I guess the justification is that people using wireless usually would
> want a GUI to roam between networks, and a interface stanza would
> prevent even a (later installed) network-manager from touching the
That makes sense. Maybe it could still output commented-out
configuration into /e/n/i, to make it easier in case people do end up
editing the file to set up their network, for whatever reason.
> a) go for Cyril's suggestion and just install rdnssd in finish-install
> if network-manager is not getting installed there (but honestly I have
> no idea of the netcfg code base)
> b) drop the Conflicts and make the rdnssd merge-hook a no-op if
> network-manager is installed/running.
I think trying to manage this conflict between two basic packages is
asking for trouble. rdnssd doesn't depend on /usr, I think in some
cases it can still be beneficial for bootstrap when network-manager
might not be available. There is already a distro-specific patch for
/etc/rdnssd/merge-hook to add a resolvconf by-pass, another one could
be added checking if network-manager is installed/available/running/in
charge of /etc/resolv.conf. I've never used network-manager personally
so I wouldn't quite know what's best to check exactly.
"Une âme dans un corps, c'est comme un dessin sur une feuille de papier."