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Re: Debian Installer team monthly meeting minutes (20051214 meeting)

On Sun, Dec 18, 2005 at 04:14:19PM +0100, Frans Pop wrote:
> On Sunday 18 December 2005 15:34, Bernd Eckenfels wrote:
> > In article <[🔎] 200512180956.49492.avbidder@fortytwo.ch> you wrote:
> > > I hope this will be solved soon!

> > use nameif.

> This has been suggested before but AIUI nameif has problems/limitations 
> renaming eth0.

> The correct solution seems to be to use udev rewriting rules to make sure 
> interfaces keep their name.

> We will work on implementing this in Debian Installer before the next beta 
> release. Both Ubuntu and Marco d'Itri have offered to help with that.

> For existing users we should make sure this issue will be documented in 
> the Release Notes for Etch. I'm filing a bug against release-notes as a 
> reminder.

Is there some reason we should be unable to provide a smooth upgrade path
for users of sarge?  Having your network devices scramble themselves on
reboot is a Big Deal, whether or not it's in the release notes.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
vorlon@debian.org                                   http://www.debian.org/

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