Re: Debian netbase 3.17-1 init.d scripts
Jeff Sheinberg wrote:
> Make that 3 places - I now need to muck with network/interfaces
> also! And I just tried dpkg-reconfigure netbase - how come I
> didn't get asked any questions about my interfaces?
The basic network interface configuration is done by the boot floppies
so it is already there on a newly installed system. Package configuration
using an interactive postinst or debconf is only there for a basic
configuration and not a complete setup so why should it be done in
If you want a GUI to configure network interfaces just wait for my next
Linuxconf upload which will read and write the network interface
configuration from/to /etc/network/interfaces.
> And what is ifup (a c program) all about? Don't we already have
> ifconfig, the canonical (c) program to configure interfaces?
ifup calls ifconfig (or a dhcp client for dynamic addresses) for setting
up the interfaces. This is also useful for the administrator: He just has
to call "ifup -a" and all interfaces are being configured.
> And to throw this stuff into frozen potato without any
> documentation that at least describes what problem you are trying
> to solve and how you have solved it.
This has been in netbase for a long time and I've been using ifup with
no problems for at least 3 months. Anthony made this the default because
that's the setup that the Debian 2.2 boot floppies will create.
It's fine if you don't want to change your setup. Just stick with
/etc/init.d/network and leave /etc/network/interfaces empty. But then you
won't be able to use a GUI for network configuration.