[SM-Grimoire-Bugs] [Bug 14607] dhcpcd ignores options in /etc/sysconfig/dhcpcd

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Mon Jul 28 20:19:31 EDT 2008


Ethan Grammatikidis <eekee57 at fastmail.fm> changed:

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--- Comment #4 from Ethan Grammatikidis <eekee57 at fastmail.fm>  2008-07-28 19:19:30 ---
Either that or warn the user that /etc/sysconfig/dhcpcd is no longer useful,
and perhaps recommend switching to another dhcp client daemon if they wish it
to be configurable.

Honestly I've never liked our present ifupdown tools. I was wondering earlier
today whether to look into coding alternative tools. If I did, I thought I'd
put them in as an alternative to the Debian package we have, but this bug's
made me think. Debian ifupdown contains no means of passing args to dhcpcd. It
isolates the sysadmin from the tool. That kind of isolation is precisely why I
don't use the big distros, I can't stand it.

Ok here's my suggestion of what to do:
* Don't modify dhcpcd, that would just be spreading the Debian taint. :)
* Rename ifupdown to ifupdown-debian.
* Add a warning to ifupdown-debian to the effect that it has limited
  control over dhcp, and that dhcpcd offers no control of it's own.
* Ideally (but optionally) make a better ifupdown.

/etc/sysconfig/dhcpcd is an orphaned file, no package provides it any more and
I don't think it would be present in a fresh smgl install. Should we just leave
it, remove it, or should the dhcpcd spell patch it with a warning? I favour the
last, as that way the user still has it for reference on options he may have

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