F8 is getting *really* sysadmin-hostile

Olivier Galibert galibert at pobox.com
Thu Nov 15 19:11:31 UTC 2007

On Thu, Nov 15, 2007 at 04:23:16PM +0000, Bastien Nocera wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-11-15 at 17:01 +0100, Olivier Galibert wrote:
> > Bug #134886 is still there since fedora core 3 times.  It means that
> > NetworkManager will happily shutdown the interfaces, ignore any
> > settings you've put in anaconda and wipe out /etc/resolv.conf if you
> > happen not to use dhcp.  Like in a lab, where desktops and servers
> > tend not to wander around so much and dhcp is used only for laptops.
> Just disable NetworkManager in your kickstart file.

When you just try a livecd, and want to be able to used a couple of
tools from it to make the full install in the first place (createrepo
in particular)?  You realize you cannot even use a static ip when
running the livecd, right?  NM shoots any configuration you try to
make through the standard GUI tool that's in the system menu.

> A live CD install on servers? You're walking all over your use cases :)

static ip != server.  The desktop/server distinction is silly at best,
too.  I have mediawiki/apache running on my laptop - it's what I like
writing my notes into.  And I ssh *into* it on a regular basis.


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