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Re: stable aliases for CD drives

On Friday 30 December 2005 01.19, Andrew Suffield wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 29, 2005 at 05:55:03PM +0100, Adrian von Bidder wrote:
> > On Thursday 29 December 2005 14.45, Finn-Arne Johansen wrote:
> > > Would it not be enough for apt if d-i created an fstab that linked
> > >  /dev/hdX -> /media/cdrom ?
> >
> > Won't work because the problem at hand is exactly that /dev/hdX won't
> > necessarily be stable anymore.
> >
> > (and, once more, and much worse: network interfaces need a solution to
> > the same problem...)
> nameif, ifrename - really, this problem has been solved so many times
> that it's just not funny any more.

But stable Ethernet interface names suddenly becoming unstable in out of the 
box upgrades is not funny either.  Yes, there are solutions, but at least 
one of these needs to be installed in a default installation of Debian.

"Network interfaces may be renamed after sarge to etch upgrades" is 
acceptable.  "Network interfaces may completely lose any stable naming and 
may be randomly named after every reboot after sarge to etch upgrades 
unless you manually install some additional software" is not.

-- vbi

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