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Re: Bug#363598: udev should conflict with ifrename

On Thu, Apr 20, 2006 at 01:52:14PM +0200, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> On Apr 20, Gabor Gombas <gombasg@sztaki.hu> wrote:
> > > Result: programs run after ifrename (like ifupdown...) will get the old
> > > name.
> > So what? The user deliberately asked for it. Also it seems easy to write
> This does not make it less broken.

No, but that's not the point. If the user asked for it, there's no
reason why it should be made impossible for him to use it.

Feel free to add a README.ifrename to the udev package, with an
explanation of why you think it's a bad idea, a suggestion what a user
_could_ try to make it less of a problem (if any such suggestion is
available), and a statement that bugs about interference with ifrename
will be closed with (at most) a pointer to that file; but I don't see
why you shoul _forbid_ people to use it after being duly warned.

Fun will now commence
  -- Seven Of Nine, "Ashes to Ashes", stardate 53679.4

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