[CentOS] system-config-network on 5.1

Jim Perrin jperrin at gmail.com
Mon Dec 3 19:33:30 UTC 2007

On Dec 3, 2007 2:27 PM, Jerry Geis <geisj at pagestation.com> wrote:
> Looks like there are NO command line options on system-config-network.
> Like -d eth0
> or -d eth1
> I used those alot when 2 network cards are in a box.
> Can netconfig be brought back to life?
> Can I just install the one from 5.0 on new boxes?\

Upstream has effectively killed netconfig. See
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=383441, and also from the
5.1 upstream release notes:


pump is deprecated in this update. As such, configuring your network
interface through netconfig may result in broken ifcfg scripts.

To properly configure your network interface, use
system-config-network instead. Installing the updated
system-config-network package removes netconfig.

You can use the netconfig from 5.0, but it may break on your at some
point, and you'll have to exclude system-config-network from yum, as
updating it will remove netconfig.

During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.
George Orwell

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