F21 System Wide Change: Smaller Cloud Image Footprint

Matthew Miller mattdm at fedoraproject.org
Mon Apr 21 14:18:56 UTC 2014

On Thu, Apr 17, 2014 at 10:30:48PM +0200, Miloslav Trma─Ź wrote:
> Writing too fast... you were actually arguing for a situation "2 used by
> default + 1 used but not used by default" I think.  In that case your
> argument is right but it's my turn to not accept your premise :)  networkd
> was introduced in systemd-209, and F20 ships with -208,  I.e. it has never
> shipped in a Fedora release, so it is not "1 used but not used by default";
> it's entirely new to Fedora *in F21*.

Okay, fair enough. :)

On reflecting, I think a generator which reads ifcfg-* format, and
ifup/ifdown compat scripts should probably be considered hard prerequisites
for using systemd-networkd by default. That gives a common "language", keeps
current tooling working, and makes an easy path for a user to switch if a
particular need isn't covered.

Matthew Miller    --   Fedora Project    --    <mattdm at fedoraproject.org>
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