On Mon, Mar 02, 2009 at 12:46:53PM -0500, Jeremy Katz wrote:
On Monday, March 02 2009, John W. Linville said:
> On Mon, Mar 02, 2009 at 12:06:00PM -0500, Dan Williams wrote:
> > On Mon, 2009-03-02 at 11:05 -0500, John W. Linville wrote:
> > > On Mon, Mar 02, 2009 at 10:36:09AM -0500, Kyle McMartin wrote:
> > > > NetworkManager can probably set this somehow as well, but I
> > > > bothered figuring out how.
> > >
> > > It probably can and should, but I don't see NM growing such
> > > in the short term.
> > I do :) Not in the next week, but it's something NM should be doing
> > quite soon.
> That's good news -- I didn't want to volunteer you for more work.
> Is this something we will see in F11? In any case, I'm inclined to
> think an init script way to set the default still makes sense...?
An initscript to change it only makes sense if you enjoy slowing down
boot ;-) If NetworkManager is going to support setting it, then we
should let NetworkManager set it -- if someone isn't using
NetworkManager and is using wicd or their own homegrown scripts, then
they can implement it there as well
Well I know that NetworkManager is the default, but we still have
ifcfg-XXX. If they are still there, shouldn't we support them?
One option might be to add another package to crda.spec. That package
(e.g. crda-init) could simply include an init script that looks a lot
like the script I posted earlier in the thread. It might also provide
for a user override (e.g. something in /etc/sysconfig/regdomain).
Simple, optional, and very little work.
Listen, I'm all for NetworkManager figuring this stuff out on my box.
But I'd like a better answer than "roll your own" for those who want
to use something else.
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