[systemd-devel] [PATCH] install: Do not enable systemd-networkd by default

Jason A. Donenfeld Jason at zx2c4.com
Fri Feb 21 06:03:52 PST 2014

On Fri, Feb 21, 2014 at 2:08 PM, Tom Gundersen <teg at jklm.no> wrote:
> I'll just apply this patch and
> add the /etc symlink in a follow-up.

I appreciate merging my patch, so now administrators can disable it in
a sane way (without having to use mask). But still, why enable it by
default? I thought the idea of networkd was that it was an opt-in
thing. For folks that want to use it, it's there. For folks who are
already using something else that works, they don't need it. Enabling
it by default seems a bit heavy handed: "you shall now use system
resources using our network manager, my default". Seems like until
it's got a little more wide-spread adoption, a default symlink in etc
is inappropriate.

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