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Re: Bits from the Release Team - Kicking off Wheezy

On Thu, 2011-03-31 at 00:01 +0200, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> On Mar 30, Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk> wrote:
> > > > For the IPv6 and LFS legacy release goals I think it would be best if we
> > > > would welcome massive (automatic?) tests to find all of the outstanding
> > > > issues and get them fixed finally!
> > > I fear that the major outstanding issue is ifupdown, which basically
> > > does not support non-trivial dual stacked configurations and needs a
> > > serious redesign.
> > > e.g. vlan/bridging if-*.d scripts are run for every AFI.
> > I agree that ifupdown is broken, but how is this connected to the
> > IPv6 goal?  For IPv6 it is at least using iproute2 and not bad old
> > ifconfig...
> The problem is with all features implemented by external if-*.d scripts.

Still don't see the specific connection to IPv6.

> If e.g. a bridge is created by the first defined afi, the second script
> will fail. And if it does not fail on up then everything will still
> break on a down event, when the script run by the first AFI will destroy
> the interface and ifupdown will be able to remove the IP address of the
> second AFI.
> Bugs were opened long ago, but there is no interest/manpower to fix
> them (which is not surprising if you have ever looked at the ifupdown
> source).

Sadly I am already overcommitted.


Ben Hutchings
Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it makes it worse.

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