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Re: installer networking

From: "George Georgalis" <george@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 1 Feb 2005 00:43:06 -0500
Mail-followup-to: bugs@crater.dragonflybsd.org

On Mon, Jan 31, 2005 at 08:57:08PM -0800, Chris Pressey wrote:
>On Mon, 31 Jan 2005 19:08:55 -0500
>"George Georgalis" <george@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Is it intentional that the installer (20040913) refuses to configure a
>> network interface for a network that is not immediately available? I
>> found it a bit awkward to setup an interface with dhcp, only to change
>> it back when the box left my bench and went to the internet.
>Not "intentional" so much as it's the typical use case we've been
>assuming - the network configuration you set up during install is likely
>the same network configuration you want to use when you boot the box, at
>least for the first time.  As with several situations with the current
>installer, exceptions must be handled manually (mount the target system
>yourself, edit /mnt/etc/rc.conf, etc)  Version 2 will handle network
>configuration in a more sophisticated manner, we hope.  That's still a
>fair ways off, though.

If you can tell me the file to patch, I'll try to come up with a
temporary fix, ie "that network unavailable, are you sure (y/N)" It
would be convenient for people who haven't memorized rc.conf syntax
(me). But if that option is tricky, I can live without it.

// George

George Georgalis, systems architect, administrator Linux BSD IXOYE
http://galis.org/george/ cell:646-331-2027 mailto:george@xxxxxxxxx

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