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Re: overriding udev rules

On Mon, Sep 9, 2013 at 11:48 PM, Michael Biebl <biebl@debian.org> wrote:
> Am 09.09.2013 20:50, schrieb Lennart Poettering:
>> It's now a Debianism to stick to the persistant names, all support for
>> it has been removed upstream. From upstream we hope DEbian eventually
>> drops support for the old persistant names too.
> We (Debian pkg-systemd team) decided to keep the old persistent naming
> scheme "as default" for now, for the simple reason, that we didn't want
> to break upgrades. It just didn't seem possible to detect every case
> where the old ethX names were used and losing network connection as part
> of the upgrade is a big no-go.
> As documented in the debian changelog, you can opt-in to use the new
> naming scheme, but this requires explicit configuration from the
> administrator.
> We might make the new network interface naming the default for new
> installations, but this isn't something we haven't been working on yet.

Hmm, why would upgrades break?

The old file would still be there, rename the devices (if you keep the
patch to swap names, which upstream does not support any more), and
take precedence over tht new names;  the old rules file would just not
be updated anymore when new devices appear.


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