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Re: Bug#363598: udev should conflict with ifrename

Marco d'Itri wrote:
> If you have not noticed yet, the latest udev release by default
> automatically generates rules to have persistent names for network
> interfaces.
> I am inclined to agree with the bug reporter, but I want to double check
> and ask if anybody has other arguments.
> On Apr 20, Michael Biebl <biebl@teco.edu> wrote:
>> Besides the fact that ifrename is more of a hack, now that udev enables
>> persistent naming of interfaces (z25_persistent-net.rules) udev should
>> conflict with ifrename. Otherwise the user could get unexpected results
>> if /etc/iftab still exists and the ifrename init script tries to rename t=
> he
>> interfaces (again) with possibly different names than the ones set in
>> z25_persistent-net.rules.

Are there any file conflicts between udev and ifrename? If not, then
according to the old dpkg maintainer, Scott Remnant, a Conflicts is not
warranted. He mentioned this in the context of xscreensaver breaking
gnomescreensaver in ubuntu: https://launchpad.net/bugs/22335 (Look for
the comment starting with "Ok, I'm starting to get a bit tired of this

It seems to me that here the (yet unimplemented) Breaks: field would be


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