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#1 2012-08-12 03:39:35

graysky
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Re: All interfaces should now be configured in /etc/conf.d/netcfg

With all due respect, I feel that this announcement should be accompanied by some addition documentation or at least a link to a relevant the wiki article.  I don't even have core/netcfg installed on my systems.

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#2 2012-08-12 04:21:22

falconindy
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Re: Re: All interfaces should now be configured in /etc/conf.d/netcfg

Then ignore it? The post title makes it very apparent that its for netcfg.

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#3 2012-08-12 11:37:33

karol
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Re: Re: All interfaces should now be configured in /etc/conf.d/netcfg

I believe that some people who neither speak English well nor know Arch well might misunderstand the announcement the way you did, graysky, but I don't think we should start it with explicit 'If you are not using netcfg, you can safely ignore this announcement.'

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#4 2012-08-12 13:00:54

graysky
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Re: Re: All interfaces should now be configured in /etc/conf.d/netcfg

@falconindy - I didn't carefully read the title, but I did carefully read the text.  My incorrect conclusion was that I needed to configure my interfaces in /etc/conf.d/netcfg rather than in /etc/rc.conf which precisely wrong smile

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#5 2012-08-12 13:18:38

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Re: Re: All interfaces should now be configured in /etc/conf.d/netcfg

I read the title and text and still could not be sure, because I was not sure whether netcfg is the basic program used by arch to handle interfaces. The text should say "Those using netcfg should configure interfaces in /etc/conf.d/netcfg rather than /etc/rc.conf." "All" is very all-encompassing.

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#6 2012-08-12 16:36:44

sitquietly
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Re: Re: All interfaces should now be configured in /etc/conf.d/netcfg

stryder wrote:

I read the title and text and still could not be sure, because I was not sure whether netcfg is the basic program used by arch to handle interfaces. The text should say "Those using netcfg should configure interfaces in /etc/conf.d/netcfg rather than /etc/rc.conf." .....

That would be quite easy to understand and impossible to misunderstand.   Those writing announcements should write them like that. 

"Those using netcfg should..."

Yes the announcment bothered me very much.  My overly educated mind trained in scholarly English said to me "What the HELL is netcfg and WHY do I now have to use it!"

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#7 2012-08-12 17:14:36

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Re: Re: All interfaces should now be configured in /etc/conf.d/netcfg

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#8 2012-08-12 20:10:05

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Re: Re: All interfaces should now be configured in /etc/conf.d/netcfg

So, this has been fixed by now?

News: netcfg-2.8.9 drops deprecated rc.conf compatibility
2012-08-11 - Florian Pritz
Users of netcfg should configure all interfaces in /etc/conf.d/netcfg rather than /etc/rc.conf.

Looks good.

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#9 2012-08-12 23:14:02

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Re: Re: All interfaces should now be configured in /etc/conf.d/netcfg

graysky wrote:

My incorrect conclusion was that I needed to configure my interfaces in /etc/conf.d/netcfg rather than in /etc/rc.conf which precisely wrong smile

That was how I read it also.

It was a very short news post; I thought someone had accidentally hit post before finishing it, but nothing extra came sad

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#10 2012-08-12 23:32:37

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Re: Re: All interfaces should now be configured in /etc/conf.d/netcfg

Awebb wrote:

So, this has been fixed by now?

I guess so. smile
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