LFS-Bootscripts 2.2.0-pre1 released

Nathan Coulson conathan at conet.dyndns.org
Sat Jul 10 18:14:05 PDT 2004

> Just wanted to get a release ready for testing, but wanted to make sure I
> did not yank anything important
> as usual, here's the major items in the changelog
> ONBOOT is now checked by sourcing the ifconfig.eth0 file within a
> subshell, instead of grepping for ONBOOT=yes.
> depth is passed in cleanfs, so you wont get errors on files already
> deleted
> hotplug was moved from rcsysinit.d to rc3,4,5 [This will probably be
> rethought out, after the testing branch is ready].  Hotplug was also moved
> back to contrib, and you need to type in make install-hotplug to install
> it.
> Halt the computer if you cannot mount a ramfs onto /dev.
> updated /etc/sysconfig/console example file
> use of ip instead of iproute2 to bring up TCP/IP interfaces
> Removed GATEWAY= and GATEWAY_IF= lines from /etc/sysconfig/network
> compatibility  (now to be used within ifconfig.eth0, as GATEWAY=)
> No longer check for ifup-eth0 and ifdown-eth0, as it would be preferrable
> to write your own service and insert it into the services directory.
> Removed the assumption that SERVICE=static, if users have not set the
> SERVICE= variable.
> If anyone knows of anything left in for compatibility purposes (that I
> missed), please let me know.
> Last but not least, if ifup or ifdown was called from the hotplug
> net.agent file, you MUST have ONHOTPLUG=yes for it to bring up the
> interface.  [This would prevent hotplug from just bringing up interfaces
> as it wishes, and also gives us the option to configure hotpluggable
> network devices at a undefined later date].
>   Since we are going for new releases of the LFS book, I would like to
> rename the dhcp, and static scripts to ipv4-static and ipv4-dhcp.  This
> has no technical advantage, but the time is right if we want to do it.
>   static IP Routes, I dont know what the progress on this is,  but kevin
> had a nice patch earlier.  [I admit, I dont know if anyone ever played
> with it].  I would like to combine this with the proposed changes to
> make ifconfig.eth0 a optional directory, and it could probably wait for
> the next release.
>   ifconfig.eth0 as a directory.  Again, I would like to wait until the
> next release, but one thing I do wish to change is the source
> ifconfig.eth0 line in /etc/sysconfig/network-devices/services/static
> [and BLFS services] to source $SOURCE (or something simular)  [I am not
> sure what I should name the variable yet, and
> SOURCE=/etc/sysconfig/network-devices/ifconfig.eth0 is the best I can
> come up with].  (I just wish I could pass unknown unexported variables
> to the next bash script, would solve everything nicely).
> P.S:
> unless otherwise stated, next release means bootscript version, not LFS
> version.
> Suggestions:
> I suggest that this be added to the testing and unstable branch, as this
> contains (I hope) all we need to get iproute2 working in LFS.  [and of
> course, add iproute2].  I do not want to make an official release until I
> am certain it is ready.

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