[CentOS] From Networkmanager to self managed configuration files

Thu Mar 9 09:03:50 UTC 2017
James Hogarth <james.hogarth at gmail.com>

On 9 March 2017 at 00:54, isdtor <isdtor at gmail.com> wrote:
> Did I see an implicit "do as Red Hat says or else" there somewhere? Not appropriate. Linux is not Windows (yet). In the heat of the moment it may easily be forgotton that Linux is all about choice. We choose to run CentOS, and we choose to run it the way we see fit. We appreciate the efforts that go into the *Community* *Enterprise* OS, and if you have dealt with buggy crap like Ubuntu or Fedora, you appreciate it even more. This does not imply deference to upstream.
> That statement about "effectively [running] your own Linux distribution" is scaremongering, at best. If there's one thing I've learned on this list, it's realizing how many use cases, scenarios and solutions there are that can make approaching the topic at hand without prejudice challenging at times.

You're reaching here.

It's simply there is good advice and sane management practices, and
there's bad advice and approaches to manage systems that have plenty
of clear issues and step way outside of the documented and supported
methods of handling things.

If you want to use a random script that has so many issues it's even
less supportable than the legacy network service, more power to you!
Just don't advise people entering into this area to do that and don't
expect much help from those more knowledgeable in those areas who
spend their own time assisting on the mailing list and IRC if you
insist on jumping off the cliff with your homemade parachute after
people have pointed out that patching it with small bits of cloth
wasn't the best of ideas ...