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Re: Proposal v2: enable stateless persistant network interface names

Am 03.06.2015 um 12:59 schrieb Marco d'Itri:
> On Jun 03, Vincent Danjean <vdanjean.ml@free.fr> wrote:
>>>  stretch+1 (or maybe +2):
>>>   - Check existance/non-emptiness of
>>>     /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules in udev.preinst,
>>>     Show critical debconf note, and refuse to upgrade
>> No. It is always a real pain when a preinst script fails.
> This part is not negotiable, because:
>> So, you can show a debconf note, try (or not) to migrate the file
>> automatically, remove (or comment-out) the 70-persistent-net.rules,
>> or ... but, please, do not write a preinst script that fails
>> because the admin did not update its config before upgrading.
> None of these solutions is applicable: either the upgrade can continue 
> or the network interfaces names will change with unpredictable 
> consequences.

Does anyone remember how linux-base handled this when there was the
/dev/hd* to /dev/sd* transition. Did it bail out if it failed to do the

Why is it that all of the instruments seeking intelligent life in the
universe are pointed away from Earth?

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