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Re: Bug#363598: udev should conflict with ifrename

On Thu, Apr 20, 2006 at 01:43:07AM +0200, Marco d'Itri 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 the
> > interfaces (again) with possibly different names than the ones set in
> > z25_persistent-net.rules.
> 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.

I'm sure there are people who use both ifrename and udev, and if udev
Conflicts: with ifrename, and I get bugreports about ifrename being
uninstallable together with udev, I'll reassign them to udev. The two
packages coexist peacefully, but if a user fills in both /etc/iftab and
z25_persistent-net.rules I say he is on his own. A warning in
README.Debian or in debconf is perhaps warranted though.

Met vriendelijke groet / with kind regards,
    Guus Sliepen <guus@sliepen.eu.org>

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