[CentOS-devel] please add vnconfig to minimal install CD
mpatton at inforelay.com
Fri Aug 17 14:29:57 EDT 2012
On Fri, 17 Aug 2012 09:28:09 -0400, Karanbir Singh <mail-lists at karan.org>
> On 08/17/2012 02:03 PM, Matthew Patton wrote:
>> There are a skillion shell scripts for KVM/QEMU, Xen, embedded
>> etc. that use 'vconfig' because that's how it's been done for ages.
> Could you point at some of these that are in wide use ?
Right now I'm mostly involved in CLoudStack but there are many people who
have written their own replacements to the (well, used to be) retarded Xen
vifbr-up scripts that shipped with Xen and KVM for many years. I'm sure
you can find lots of %pre/$post anaconda scripts that use it too. If you
Google "add a vlan to an interface" or "create kvm bridge network" I'd say
it's 99.5%+ all 'vconfig' and I have yet to see an 'ip add link' citation
in the search results.
If the attitude is "too bad, we obsoleted it, get over it" in classic
unix-snobbery fasion, fine. I'll deal. My retort to those who decided that
vconfig should be deprecated is, why not rewrite it as a shell script
wrapper around 'ip' with a nice stderr of "hey, this tool is deprecated."
Cloud Services Architect, Senior System Administrator
InfoRelay Online Systems (www.inforelay.com)
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