Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 480578
move the classic network configuration scripts out of the initscripts package
Last modified: 2014-03-16 23:17:05 EDT
With the recent development that makes NetworkManager the default mechanism for network configuration I would like to move the classic network configuration scripts out of the initscripts package into a separate package with me as the submitter/owner of the new package.
related part of sysconfig.txt
To the best of my (occasionally fuzzy) recollection:
- you've never submitted patches for the scripts
- you've never filed bugs against them
- you've never applied even for access to upstream git
(of course, the first two would be a prerequisite for that)
Without a usage case as to what this would accomplish/serve, I'm not seeing a big reason why this would need to be done.
Well, I have got the impression during the previous few months that this feature will be depreciated in the really near future because we have NM. So I am glad to see you are still ready to maintain the scripts as a part of initscripts. But please let me know, when you would like to drop them out.
(In reply to comment #1)
> To the best of my (occasionally fuzzy) recollection:
> - you've never submitted patches for the scripts
> - you've never filed bugs against them
> - you've never applied even for access to upstream git
> (of course, the first two would be a prerequisite for that)
> Ergo, no.
Are those really required for an overtake of a to-be-abandoned feature? I don't think so.
It's a maintained subsystem, so... yes.
What sorts of changes do you want to make?
No changes are planned, it works well AFAIK. I (and the server and other people) just want to make sure it survives, because its role is non-replaceable due the number of variants it allows to configure and no resource usage.
But the split would show a distinction between classic and NM network setups.