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To:Arch Linux projects development discussion From:Dan McGee Subject:Re: [arch-projects] netcfg release rfc Date:Mon, 30 Apr 2012 11:43:45 -0500

On Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 11:37 AM, Tom Gundersen <> wrote:
> Hi Jouke,
> I don't use netcfg, so sorry if these questions are stupid:
> On Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 6:28 PM, Jouke Witteveen <> wrote:
>> - Configuration has moved out of 'rc.conf'. Please move your
>> configuration to '/etc/conf.d/netcfg'.
> Does this mean that the old config will stop working?
Without a deprecation notice, this is going to screw a lot of people
over, if it has been removed. Especially since WIRED_INTERFACE
couldn't even be read from both files in the 2.7.x version (commit
9564b6c66), you need a migration period for this.

>> - Connection types ending in '-old', '-dbus' and '-iproute' are
>> discontinued. Remove the suffix if you still have it: you didn't need
>> it.
> Does this mean that things will stop working for people who don't
> update their config?
> If at all possible, it is usually for the best if we let old configs
> continue to work, but remove their documentation and print warnings
> when they are used (but maybe that's what you have done :-) ). As a
> comparison, the old network syntax in rc.conf still works, even though
> we complain when it is used.