Bug 2054621 - RFE: Provide prefixdevname package
Summary: RFE: Provide prefixdevname package
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: distribution
Version: rawhide
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Aoife Moloney
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2022-02-15 11:00 UTC by Marko Myllynen
Modified: 2023-05-09 13:56 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2022-02-15 13:21:43 UTC
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Description Marko Myllynen 2022-02-15 11:00:38 UTC
Description of problem:
RHEL 8 and RHEL 9 provide the prefixdevname package which enables using the "net.ifnames.prefix=X" boot parameter which is a RHEL supported way to have NICs named consistently across all platforms.

For example, using "net.ifnames.prefix=net" would make sure NICs on all installations would be named as net0, net1, ... regardless of the platform (hardware, virtual, cloud, etc). This is needed as net.ifnames=0 is not a supported parameter on all installation and upgrade scenarios with RHEL.

It would be helpful if Fedora would provide this same functionality as RHEL.

prefixdevname upstream: https://github.com/msekletar/prefixdevname


Comment 1 Ben Cotton 2022-02-15 13:21:43 UTC
You can add this package to the wishlist: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Package_maintainers_wishlist

However, to be frank, this is essentially a dead end for package requests. A more successful approach would be to find someone who wants to maintain the package (perhaps by posting on the devel mailing list) or to become a packager yourself: https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/package-maintainers/Joining_the_Package_Maintainers/

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