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Re: Back to technical discussion? Yes!

On Tue, Apr 05, 2011 at 07:08:19AM +0100, Brett Parker wrote:
> On 05 Apr 00:55, Stanislav Maslovski wrote:
> > On Mon, Apr 04, 2011 at 10:03:12PM +0200, Michelle Konzack wrote:
> > > What I do not understand is WHY the Debian Project can not do an install
> > > in two steps.  I mean installing the bare base using "ifupdown"  and  if
> > > the user choose the Desktop-Task replace it with NM.
> > 
> > AFAICT, the main concerns with the current ifupdown-based installation
> > process is that its suport of wireless networks is very limited: only
> > WEP is supported, and there are problems with lost connections. I am
> > pretty sure that these problems may be addressed without replacing all
> > the infrastructure and switching to NM, though.
> It is?! I better tell my /etc/network/interfaces that those wpa keys in
> there shouldn't work...

Well, I guess you did not read the text you replied to. That was about
the problems with Debian installer, not with ifupdown-based setups in
general. As you may have noticed, I have been trying to convince
people that ifupdown and wpa may work perfectly when properly
configured since yesterday. Therefore I believe that the known
problems with installer can be actually solved without switching to NM.

> (I use ifupdown on my laptop *lots*, it has *several* wireless
> configurations in /etc/network/interfaces, and a magical mapping script
> that uses iwlist scan to check where we are... it all "just works"
> including the WPA configuration...)

So do I, and it just works.


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