[systemd-devel] Unmentioned 209 change: 80-net-name-slot.rules is gone

Dave Reisner d at falconindy.com
Sun Feb 23 06:18:03 PST 2014

On Fri, Feb 21, 2014 at 05:12:56PM +0100, Jason A. Donenfeld wrote:
> To clarify things:
> 1. Arch's script deals with 80-net-setup-link.rules

We (Arch) made a decision back when the persistent naming was added to
make it opt-in by masking 80-net-name-slot.rules in /etc. Now, if the
209 upgrade comes around and 80-net-name-slot.rules still exists in
/etc, we just rename it. We make no assumptions about the contents of
that file. If the user added their own naming rules to that file, we
have absolutely no surefire way of determining what the net effect of
those rules are, and what they might translate to, functionally, in

> 2. freedesktop.org wiki followed suit and added that suggestion
> 3. Others have said elsewhere that the proper way to do this is
> actually to override 99-default.link instead.
> 4. Gentoo went with number 3.
> Now:
> 5. Can numbers 1 and 2 update to the suggestion of 3?

So, no, 1 won't be changed. Comparing a post_upgrade action to a wiki
page is an odd choice, anyways.

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