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Bug 21904 - /etc/conf.d/net should default to dhcp at first install
Summary: /etc/conf.d/net should default to dhcp at first install
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] baselayout (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal minor (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo's Team for Core System packages
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-05-29 11:47 UTC by Scott Taylor (RETIRED)
Modified: 2004-10-02 22:46 UTC (History)
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Description Scott Taylor (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-05-29 11:47:46 UTC
Its good to have example ip configurations (commented out) in the
/etc/conf.d/net file, but just as many of us can skip over that whole chunk of
network configuration during install, it would be great if the inital "net" file
were just as well behaved.
Comment 1 Michael Cook 2003-12-22 16:52:43 UTC
I agree. I think that DHCP is more common (thanks to cable modems, DSL, and little home routers), and those who need static IPs can change it. I've been "bitten" by this a few times when doing etc-update. Seems like a more sensible default to me.
Comment 2 John Davis (zhen) (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-01-26 14:30:41 UTC
I agree as well - azarah handles baselayout (which is what owns /etc/conf.d/net), so I am forwarding it to him
Comment 3 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2004-10-02 22:46:53 UTC
we're moving to installing a blank net file since the example config is getting to be quite vast (and thus be a huge pita to merge changes)