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#1 2013-05-01 03:23:02

Carlwill
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Static Network Configuration Issue

I'm following the Wik:

The Beginners' Guide wrote:

Copy a sample profile from /etc/netctl/examples to /etc/netctl/:

# cd /etc/netctl
# cp examples/ethernet-dhcp .

And what I have in front of me doesn't match the guide...

[root@archiso / ]# ls -l /etc/n
nanorc                           netconfig                           nscd.conf                        nsswitch.conf

What do I do? I don't understand why I don't have that file it suggests I copy for a static IP configuration.

Last edited by Carlwill (2013-05-01 03:23:35)


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#2 2013-05-01 03:29:38

vitoreiji
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Re: Static Network Configuration Issue

Have you actualy installed netctl?

# pacman -S netctl

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#3 2013-05-01 16:01:22

Carlwill
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Re: Static Network Configuration Issue

No as this isn't specified in the Wiki. I assume the Wiki understands I just popped in a bootable Arch ISO and am working with defaults. Unless it's mentioned to install a specific package in the Beginners' Guide (which it's not), how would I know.


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#4 2013-05-01 16:28:51

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Re: Static Network Configuration Issue

Someone's been a bit hasty with beginners guide updates - netctl will be part of the base install soon, but it's not yet.

I suggest you use the official Installation Guide for now, it doesn't get messed around like that.

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#5 2013-05-01 17:29:35

Carlwill
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Re: Static Network Configuration Issue

Wouldn't it be easier to just make a small modification entry to the Wiki to advise users when / how they need to install netctl - since most people trying Arch or are fairly new to it are strongly urged to use 'The Beginners' Guide'? Seems silly to have a Wiki and not have it actually work as it's intended purpose.


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#6 2013-05-01 17:53:54

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Re: Static Network Configuration Issue

Sure, go ahead. Like I said, it's not official documentation, so do whatever you want with it.

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#7 2013-05-01 18:30:18

Carlwill
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Re: Static Network Configuration Issue

The 'Beginners' Guide' in the Arch Wiki isn't considered "official documentation"?


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#8 2013-05-01 18:41:02

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Re: Static Network Configuration Issue

Correct.

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#9 2013-05-01 18:57:29

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Re: Static Network Configuration Issue

To clarify: The Beginners' Guide is open to editing by all, whereas the Installation Guide is a protected page and can be relied on in terms of accuracy.


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#10 2013-05-01 20:27:01

zwa
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Re: Static Network Configuration Issue

vitoreiji wrote:

Have you actualy installed netctl?

# pacman -S netctl

How I am supposed to install netctl if I am not able to setup a  network connection in the first place??

I am using the current archiso "Current Release: 2013.05.01" and neither wifi-menu nor netctl are in it:(

Last edited by zwa (2013-05-01 20:29:20)

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#11 2013-05-01 20:56:00

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Re: Static Network Configuration Issue

@zwa

How are you supposed to install Arch if you are not able to setup a network connection in the first place??

Last edited by alphaniner (2013-05-01 20:56:51)


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#12 2013-05-02 04:05:37

vitoreiji
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Re: Static Network Configuration Issue

zwa wrote:

How I am supposed to install netctl if I am not able to setup a  network connection in the first place??

I am using the current archiso "Current Release: 2013.05.01" and neither wifi-menu nor netctl are in it:(

alphaniner wrote:

@zwa

How are you supposed to install Arch if you are not able to setup a network connection in the first place??

Good points. As tomk pointed out, netctl is not yet in the archiso, so netcfg should probably still be there.

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#13 2013-05-02 10:50:48

Glinx
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Re: Static Network Configuration Issue

"I am using the current archiso "Current Release: 2013.05.01" and neither wifi-menu nor netctl are in it:("

+1

Where can i find the previous installer?

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#14 2013-05-02 11:04:26

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Re: Static Network Configuration Issue

..found the April archlinux-2013.04.01-dual.iso.torrent on softpedia

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#15 2013-05-02 11:32:32

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Re: Static Network Configuration Issue

Glinx, use the current iso with the current Installation Guide. As already mentioned, the Beginners Guide is not accurate at the moment.

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#16 2013-05-02 11:39:37

Glinx
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Re: Static Network Configuration Issue

Just to confirm 2013.04.01 working, 2013.05.01 not working.

@tomk
Hi tomk. I think something is missing off the new iso. Couldn't get any network up.
Just come back to Arch after 6 months away, I waited for the May iso as well. Straight into the thick of it!

Last edited by Glinx (2013-05-02 11:46:22)

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#17 2013-05-03 02:22:57

ea
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Re: Static Network Configuration Issue

there is no netctl, netcfg or wifi-menu on the archlinux-2013.05.01-dual.iso


using wpa_supplicant solved it for me

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#18 2013-05-03 20:26:50

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Re: Static Network Configuration Issue

Here is the bug report for this issue:
https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/35079?project=6
Also i sent an email to the archiso developer.
The bug report says the issue should be fixed soon when netctl is back in base group.

Last edited by teateawhy (2013-05-03 20:27:13)

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