[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: new problem - networking is strange

On Tue, 07 Apr 2009 09:30:08 -0400, Miles Fidelman posted:

> Thorny wrote:
>> On Mon, 06 Apr 2009 16:36:45 -0400, Miles Fidelman posted: [...]
>>> Yeah, but it's a feature that's not well publicized and causes
>> confusing
>>> behavior.
>>> Standard behavior, for years, has been to expect eth0 to be assigned to
>>> a machine's primary network interface.  udev's behavior is more than a
>>> little counter-intuitive, and not well publicized or documented.  You
>>> don't really expect to replace a network card and suddenly have your
>>> machine not be able to find the network.
>> Well, it was covered pretty well in the release notes for Lenny. It is
>> always a good idea to read the release notes for a new release previous
>> to upgrading. Because I read them, it wasn't as surprising to me and I
>> found the documentation sufficient. That was my experience.
> That doesn't necessarily make it a good design.

True, "good" is a matter of opinion, however, it could be said that it was
well documented, you just didn't read the documentation. It is a very
difficult task to make sure that everyone who should read something
actually does read it. I think that's why it's in the release notes and
people are encouraged to read the release notes.

Reply to: