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Re: Ifupdown, loopback interface, /etc/network/interfaces.d


On 06.01.2013 23:48, Andrew Shadura wrote:
> First of all, I'd like to remind that ifupdown supports source
> directive since very long ago (it was actually my very first patch to

I've checked the squeeze version of ifupdown, and it doesn't seem to
support that directive. So calling it supported "since very long" is
probably a bit far fetched.
It was complete news to me tbh.

> ifupdown to add that support), so anyone can split their network config
> into small chucks and place them under /etc/network/interfaces.d — it's
> not done by default, however, yet.

Please keep in mind that such a setup will break existing tools and
scripts, which rely on finding the interface definitions in /e/n/i.
E.g. the ifupdown plugin in NetworkManager doesn't know anything about
such a source directive.
If you are going to use such a interfaces.d/ directory this will break
the NM integration.

> I'd like to hear opinions on this idea.
> The current version of the patch is attached.

Imho it is far too late in the release to consider such a change for
wheezy as this has effects on d-i other tools in the archive (as shown


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