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Bug#887861: Enable NetworkManager.wait-online.service on diskful workstations

Hi Mike,

On Sun, Jan 21, 2018 at 12:19:54AM +0000, Mike Gabriel wrote:
> for the last couple of years, we have always been struggling with a race
> condition during boot up of diskful Skolelinux Workstations. The race was
> between network coming up and autofs launching.
> We thought we had fixed it several times since squeeze. But when hardware
> changed (mostly when the hardware became faster during boot), the issue
> turned back on.

Are you talking about Jessie? Stretch?. IIRC this issue disappeared with 
Stretch. (Virtual machines only, no real hardware available.)
> The history of getting the issue solved is long. Our recent fix, however,
> seems to be sustainable:
>   systemctl enable NetworkManager-wait-online.service
> Once that unit is enabled, systems boot and logon to the system with an LDAP
> / NFS user is always possible. No failures seen so far. On different
> hardware variants.
> @Wolfgang: Where would be the best place to put the above line during system
> installation of diskful normal workstations?
cf/cf.homes (Stretch)
cf3/cf.homes (Buster)

As an example, see how autofs is disabled conditionally (main server 


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