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Re: can we (fully) fix/integrate NetworkManager (preferred) or release-goal its decommissioning

On Mon, Aug 20, 2012 at 02:51:27PM +0100, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> What I mean is that this still happens:
> # ifup eth0
> ...
> # ifconfig eth0 down
> # ifup eth0
> ifup: interface eth0 already configured
> People talk about how ifupdown works well with other configuration
> tools, unlike Network Manager.  But it doesn't, it only knows how to
> undo the configuration specified in /etc/network/interfaces.

ifupdown should be the only way to configure network interfaces. Debian
should get rid of NM, ifconfig, ip, and all the other heretic programs
that break ifupdown.


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