[CentOS-devel] please add vnconfig to minimal install CD
mpatton at inforelay.com
Fri Aug 17 20:08:25 EDT 2012
Just throwing these out there as reference.
Only the most commonly used commands are available in the pre-installation
arping, awk, basename, bash, bunzip2, bzcat, cat, chattr, chgrp, chmod,
umount, uniq, vconfig, vi, wc, wget, xargs, zcat.
So it was only last year that RH got all traces of vconfig out of the
standard scripts and tools. Good for them. However, there are lots of
references like these:
These directly reference vconfig, include official sources, and are
I'm not arguing that IP-Utils hasn't been the "more correct" solution for
years or that any new script I write I should use the right tool. Only
pointing out that vconfig is very much entrenched into the psyche of
sysadmins, many of whom still use RHEL4 and RHEL5 as well as Ubuntu and
other rot and we very much don't intend to have multiple versions of our
scripts. Vconfig has been a stable in such things as vif-bridge scripts
for KVM or Xen for years. If you look at CloudStack and I'll bet anything
OpenStack has them by the bushel too.
But as has been said, "yum install vconfig" and we can go away chuffed. If
the intent is for "minimal" to be pure and legacy free, then I can live
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