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Re: Sid and Squeeze /etc/network/interfaces error



On Sun, 2010-11-28 at 14:16 -0700, Bob Proulx wrote: 
> godo wrote:
> > does anybody notice that /etc/network/interfaces has changed?
> > I notice that on my Sid and Squeeze box when I boot to single user
> > mode for update and there wasn't networking.
> > 
> > /etc/network/interfaces had
> > # The primary network interface
> > allow-hotplug eth0
> > #NetworkManager#iface eth0 inet dhcp
> > 
> > Ok it's not a big deal but can frighten you :-)
> 
> This is a consequence of network-manager.  You can follow most of the
> discussion here in this bug.
> 
>   http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=530024
> 
> Network Manager only manages interfaces that are *NOT* listed in the
> system /etc/network/interfaces file.

Personally, I use the managed=true option in NetworkManager.conf so NM
*does* manage the interface. This way I get a network configured
from /etc/network/interfaces if I don't boot into a GUI, and automatic
wireless/wired switching when I use a GUI.

So I've had to remove the new hack from the interfaces file, I hope it
doesn't keep getting added back in on every NM package update.

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