On 12/27/17 16:47, Mike Gilbert wrote: > On Tue, Dec 26, 2017 at 7:18 PM, Robin H. Johnson <robb...@gentoo.org> wrote: >> On Tue, Dec 26, 2017 at 11:22:50PM +0100, Jason A. Donenfeld wrote: >>> You might want to mention that alternatively, uninstalling >>> openrc&sysvinit&netifrc on a systemd profile system is fine to do >>> these days, despite the warning. >> If you're using netifrc's systemd support, this would break your >> networking ;-). > I guess the winky face means you are not serious, but I'll respond anyway. :-) > > I suspect the number of people using systemd with netifrc is in the > single digits. I would rather not clutter the news item to account for > this scenario. Just for the record, I'm using it if using systemd (desktop systems), it's the only network manager that use iproute2 syntax, shortening it if context is available (no need to specify interface if it's mentioned in variable name f.ex.). Beside I don't like NetworkManager
worse than that I'm actually using the same gentoo image with openrc and systemd in different scenarios. Basically my build box is using openrc inside a lxc container (no use of netifrc, since net is managed by lxc). The clients of the build box instead boot with systemd _and_ netifrc. Gentoo is used by people who like to change defaults and (ab)use the (autodocumented) flexibility offered by portage and ebuilds. Don't be light in assuming how strange people is using strange configuration, and population of strange people, that could be surprising.