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Bug 493370 - net-misc/networkmanager: add USE netifrc
Summary: net-misc/networkmanager: add USE netifrc
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Linux Gnome Desktop Team
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-12-05 08:57 UTC by Nikoli
Modified: 2014-10-13 20:50 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Runtime testing required: ---

patch for ebuild (networkmanager-,2.48 KB, patch)
2014-08-15 16:46 UTC, Nikoli
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Description Nikoli 2013-12-05 08:57:08 UTC
ifnet plugin should be controlled with USE netifrc or removed completely, not with USE systemd. Support for /etc/conf.d/net is optional in stable openrc and openrc[-netifrc,-newnet] works fine with NM.
Comment 1 Nikoli 2014-08-15 16:46:56 UTC
Created attachment 382932 [details, diff]
patch for ebuild

Attached patch works fine for me, please commit.
Comment 2 Pacho Ramos gentoo-dev 2014-09-22 18:30:40 UTC
I see the point, but taking care that ifnet plugin is not really being maintained, and has some opened bugs without solution, I would like to see other team members opinions about whether we should add the USE flag or drop it completely :/
Comment 3 Pacho Ramos gentoo-dev 2014-10-13 20:50:13 UTC
+*networkmanager- (13 Oct 2014)
+  13 Oct 2014; Pacho Ramos <>
+  +files/networkmanager-,
+  +networkmanager-
+  Ifnet plugin is now disabled because of it being unattended and unmaintained
+  for a long time, leading to some unfixed bugs and new problems appearing
+  (#443596, #458274, #493370, #498372, #523700). If some day somebody volunteers
+  for fixing/maintaining that plugin and forwarding all that fixes to upstream
+  it could be re-enabled of course. Append configure option regarding systemd
+  unit files install path only when systemd support is enabled to prevent
+  HAVE_SYSTEMD to be true (#524534 by Konstantin Ivanov). Ensure arping is found
+  (#523632 by Kobboi).