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FS#6107 - Installer: rc.conf and resolv.conf

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Victor (Victor) - Saturday, 30 December 2006, 12:04 GMT
Last edited by Tobias Powalowski (tpowa) - Tuesday, 08 May 2007, 22:25 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Installation
Status Closed
Assigned To Tobias Powalowski (tpowa)
Architecture not specified
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version 0.7.2 Gimmick
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


When you install Arch using the FTP installation you have to configure ethX. But when you edit the /etc/rc.conf file or /etc/resolv.conf you must reconfigure it, because it doesn't keep the installation parameters.

It will be nice if the installer update automatically those files according to the installation parameters.

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 FS#6767 - Post 0.8 Installation ISO bugs and feature requests 
Closed by  Tobias Powalowski (tpowa)
Tuesday, 08 May 2007, 22:25 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Comment by Florian (fk) - Sunday, 31 December 2006, 11:55 GMT
HM, I have installed with the FTP ISO, I have had not this problem.
Comment by Glenn Matthys (RedShift) - Tuesday, 13 February 2007, 12:57 GMT
Why would we do this in the first place? I usually use dhcp for rapid installation/configuration, then afterwards switch it to a static/the right configuration.

At least now you are aware of where and how to configure your network, if we let this be configured automagically you have no idea on what's going on.
Comment by Johannes Jordan (FoPref) - Wednesday, 07 March 2007, 16:38 GMT
there were always problems for me with the FTP installer. for example, the proxy settings didn't apply to everything, so it wasn't possible to do FTP install with proxy.

It would be more natural to not let the installer handle networking configuration. Better let the user configure the system with the config files (inside the installer) and let the installer try "network restart" for him.
Comment by Roman Kyrylych (Romashka) - Wednesday, 07 March 2007, 18:30 GMT
There is proxy support in pacman 3.0, it may be included in 0.8 final.
Comment by Tobias Powalowski (tpowa) - Tuesday, 08 May 2007, 22:24 GMT
new setup will support proxy support and also taking those settings to config files.