svn bootscript regression

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at
Tue Jun 7 21:33:05 PDT 2011

Archaic wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 07, 2011 at 06:32:56PM -0500, DJ Lucas wrote:
>> It was done intentionally. I was not aware that anyone had ever used a 
>> file named ifconfig.interface and this was not documented anywhere. I 
>> removed it because it simply because it was one more test case in ifup 
>> and ifdown. I could certainly put it back.
> The file feature was added because 99% of the cases you are setting up
> one IP for one interface. Redhat was likely an inspiration for it since
> it is very similar to theirs, but it has been so long ago I can't
> remember what exactly we were thinking. :) The directory feature is
> actually the corner case for specifying multiple configurations for a
> single interface.

You are right.  That's the way I remember it too.  I never liked it 
though.  A single file that is edited would be better for LFS.

The system is designed so a distribution package manager can just drop 
in files.  That's easier for a distro, but harder for a person to 

   -- Bruce

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