[LFS Trac] #2057: Udev-122

LFS Trac trac at linuxfromscratch.org
Mon May 19 05:10:55 PDT 2008


#2057: Udev-122
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 Reporter:  matthew at linuxfromscratch.org  |        Owner:  lfs-book at linuxfromscratch.org
     Type:  enhancement                   |       Status:  new                          
 Priority:  normal                        |    Milestone:  7.0                          
Component:  Book                          |      Version:  SVN                          
 Severity:  normal                        |   Resolution:                               
 Keywords:                                |  
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Comment (by alexander at linuxfromscratch.org):

 Debian doesn't have a way around it: they just:

  * use udev in their installer CD

  * let the user configure the network interfaces under the (random) names
 assigned by the installer

  * copy the resulting configuration and persistent rules to the installed
 system

 So they don't have a way to say "let eth1 be the same card that was named
 eth1 in my previous distro" (and that's, essentially, the goal of LFS). So
 my opinion is that we should write rules by hand, explaining the logic (it
 is not that hard), or, optionally, postpone the configuration until after
 the reboot (thus losing predictable names and the ability to do remote
 installations).

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Ticket URL: <http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/ticket/2057#comment:22>
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