svn bootscript regression
bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Tue Jun 7 21:33:05 PDT 2011
> 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
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