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Bug#832342: sitesummary: SiteSummary.pm fails to extract information w/ recent stretch linux-images

On Sat, Nov 26, 2016 at 12:52:05PM +0100, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
> Hm, looking at a test laptop running testing, it look like the output
> from 'ifconfig -a' changed too much for the code I proposed to work.  It
> need to identify ethernet devices completely differently.

ok :)
> > ignore virbrX, lo and maybe other devices and then just sort
> > alphabeticaly?
> It is the 'maybe other devices' that bothers me. :)

start with only those two and add others as we identify them?

> > IOW: i'm not sure one can reliable identify machines based on the
> > interfaces it has…
> The idea is to have some hardware specific value that do not change
> every boot.  It is not the only identifier.

/me nods and points at the word "reliable"… :)


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