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FS#25445 - [bridge-utils] /etc/conf.d/bridges is obsolete

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Marius (65kid) - Monday, 08 August 2011, 05:57 GMT
Last edited by Tom Gundersen (tomegun) - Wednesday, 09 November 2011, 01:03 GMT
Task Type General Gripe
Category Packages: Core
Status Closed
Assigned To Tom Gundersen (tomegun)
St├ęphane Gaudreault (stephane)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 1
Private No


Bridges are supposed to be created with netcfg. /etc/conf.d/bridges is not supported anymore can therefore be removed from the bridge-utils package.
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Closed by  Tom Gundersen (tomegun)
Wednesday, 09 November 2011, 01:03 GMT
Reason for closing:  Deferred
Additional comments about closing:  This should still work using the legacy network configuration in initscripts. It can be removed from bridge-utils when netcfg gains support for it.
Comment by Jelle van der Waa (jelly) - Tuesday, 16 August 2011, 08:58 GMT
Going to assign it to the last packager.
Comment by Tom Gundersen (tomegun) - Tuesday, 13 September 2011, 12:17 GMT
I never used this package. However, i guess this functionality is still working, so there is no urgency to remove it.

It should be deprecated though:

Firstly, we should check that a proper deprecation warning is printed if this functionality is used.

Secondly, if 1) bridgesupport in netcfg is satisfactory, and 2) removing the file from the package does not change any existing installations (due to being in the backup array), then we could remove the file from the package I guess.
Comment by Marius (65kid) - Tuesday, 13 September 2011, 16:10 GMT
I'm pretty sure the functionality is not working anymore. See my original forum post from June

"Although the actual problem seems to be that the bridge isn't even created anymore at boot"