Debian Bug report logs - #673636
support smart network defaults

Package: live-debconfig; Maintainer for live-debconfig is Live Systems Maintainers <debian-live@lists.debian.org>; Source for live-debconfig is src:live-debconfig.

Reported by: Philip Hands <phil@hands.com>

Date: Sun, 20 May 2012 11:04:26 UTC

Severity: wishlist

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Report forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Daniel Baumann <daniel.baumann@progress-technologies.net>:
Bug#673636; Package linux-container. (Sun, 20 May 2012 11:04:29 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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New Bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to Daniel Baumann <daniel.baumann@progress-technologies.net>. (Sun, 20 May 2012 11:04:39 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Philip Hands <phil@hands.com>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: linux-container: Debconf network settings could provide more useful defaults
Date: Sun, 20 May 2012 11:50:40 +0100
Package: linux-container
Version: 1-6
Severity: wishlist

Hi,

The debconf networking questions for linux-container default to
192.168.0.* defaults for all settings, which is fair enough, but once
the IP address has been set to something else these defaults are liable
to simply cause confusion, given that they are bound to be wrong.

As a minimum, I'd suggest clearing the defaults for the rest of the
settings if the IP address selected is not in the 192.168.0.0 network
and/or the subnet mask has been changed (which should probably be the
second question).

It would be even better to calculate reasonable guesses for all the
other questions from the IP address & netmask -- or alternatively
just leave them blank if doing so will provoke ifconfig to do the right
thing.

If leaving them blank is the right thing to do, the prompt should
also encourage this more -- saying something like:

  It is OK to leave this blank, as it will normally be correctly set
  based on your other settings unless you are doing something unusual.

It might even be worth lowering the priority of some of these questions,
perhaps conditionally on the netmask being one of the usual ones.

Cheers, Phil.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-2-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages linux-container depends on:
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]  1.5.43

linux-container recommends no packages.

Versions of packages linux-container suggests:
ii  openssh-server  1:5.9p1-5

-- debconf information excluded




Bug reassigned from package 'linux-container' to 'live-config'. Request was from Daniel Baumann <daniel.baumann@progress-technologies.net> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Thu, 14 Jun 2012 06:33:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

No longer marked as found in versions linux-container/1-6. Request was from Daniel Baumann <daniel.baumann@progress-technologies.net> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Thu, 14 Jun 2012 06:33:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Changed Bug title to 'please support smart network defaults in live-debconfig' from 'linux-container: Debconf network settings could provide more useful defaults' Request was from Daniel Baumann <daniel.baumann@progress-technologies.net> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Thu, 14 Jun 2012 06:33:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Bug reassigned from package 'live-config' to 'debian-live'. Request was from Daniel Baumann <daniel.baumann@progress-technologies.net> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Mon, 30 Jul 2012 05:09:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Bug reassigned from package 'debian-live' to 'live-debconfig'. Request was from Daniel Baumann <daniel.baumann@progress-technologies.net> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Mon, 01 Oct 2012 03:57:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Changed Bug title to 'please support smart network defaults' from 'please support smart network defaults in live-debconfig' Request was from Daniel Baumann <daniel.baumann@progress-technologies.net> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Mon, 01 Oct 2012 03:57:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Changed Bug title to 'support smart network defaults' from 'please support smart network defaults' Request was from Daniel Baumann <daniel.baumann@progress-technologies.net> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Fri, 15 Feb 2013 11:24:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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