Re: (solved) Re: wireless fail after stretch installation
On Tue, 6 Mar 2018 13:46:24 -0500 (EST) bw sent:
> On Tue, 6 Mar 2018, Ian Jackson wrote:
> > Brian writes ("Re: (solved) Re: wireless fail after stretch
> > installation"):
> > > #694068, #696755, #727740 and #777439.
> > Thanks.
> > I have read the bug logs and Trent Buck's message here
> > https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=694068#47
> > seems to suggest a way forward.
> > Perhaps someone would care to write and test a patch to d-i's
> > network configuration arrangements, to implement Trent's
> > suggestion ? I think that the people who don't have
> > network-manager would probably prefer this to use ifupdown, and
> > making a whole new udeb will be work, so Trent's second suggestion
> > seems sensible.
> Second suggestion being networkd preferred over ifupdown? yeah, I
> had thought this was going to come up eventually. State it in plain
> english, if ifupdown is to be replaced, then let's get on with it.
Let's not get rid of ifupdown or that way to bring the connection, wifi
or otherwise, up or down.
[disclaimer] Ifup/down is a personal preference [end disclaimer]
I do not do a "guided" or automagic install. Though I dislike the term,
because I am not, I used the expert install. So the following may be a
The root of the problem appears to be: for someone who has installed
Debian on more machines, through a wifi connection and wants to
continue using that connection type, will know that the actual
connection requirement used by the installer is removed. No surprise.
Then write the /etc/network/interfaces file as required if that's the
way they wish to connect [ifup/down].
Maybe that should just be documented [exampled choices] in the
installer for anyone who doesn't install a Debian O/S all that often or
Never having used network manager or similar am not certain how they
work. However, the documentation during install at the appropriate time
could read something like: if you wish to continue using a wifi
connection after reboot, please edit /etc/network/interfaces [give an
example] or install network manager or whatever helper to do this?
Just a thought