[CentOS-devel] please add vnconfig to minimal install CD

Fri Aug 17 18:29:57 UTC 2012
Matthew Patton <mpatton at inforelay.com>

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  
>> firewalls,
>> 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)