[Mageia-dev] Drakx-net or NetworkManager for Mageia 2

Claire Robinson eeeemail at gmail.com
Mon Nov 21 21:39:10 CET 2011

On 21/11/11 20:15, John Balcaen wrote:
> 2011/11/21 Frank Griffin<ftg at roadrunner.com>:
>> On 11/21/2011 02:14 PM, Marianne Lombard wrote:
>>> What will Mageia team do ? Continue to maintain and enhance drakx-net or
>>> follow all others distributions with NetworkManager ?
>> There are a number of serious problems with NM that have not, to my
>> knowledge, been dealt with.  It's particularly bad with wireless (which is
>> what Mageia tends to use it for the most); see bugs 856, 2160, 2416.
> Bug 856 is grub related so i guess we can forget this one ;o)
> Bug 2416 was submitted when nm 0.9 (well beta) was not patched to
> support our sysvinit script, we'll still waiting for an answer of the
> initial report.
> So 2160 is the only bug remaining here but i think it's probably the
> same bug aka it was reported when nm was not supporting sysvinit
>>   Or
>> just google for NM problems (there's a ton of people having trouble with
>> it).
>> One of the annoying things about it is that you can say "no" to it in the
>> ifcfg file, but it will try to handle the interface anyway.
> It's happening with the *current* networkmanager of with the beta when
> the patch was not applied because blino did fix the patch&  now nm
> respect the ifcfg- command line.
>>   And if you look
>> in bug 2160, it appears that we have no maintainer for it.
> Well there's a lot of packages without maintainer ...

If NM is adopted could we also package a tainted pppd capable of 
connecting to PPTP VPN's please.


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