ifrename replacement

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Wed Aug 2 01:30:37 BST 2006


marc wrote:

> Derek Broughton said...
>> marc wrote:
>> 
>> > I just tried to install ifrename on Dapper - which allows the renaming
>> > of interfaces - but it wants to remove a host of packages, including
>> > udev, hal, lvm2, and others.
>> > 
>> > ifrename works just fine on Badger, but what is the replacement, since
>> > ifrename seems impossible to install in any meaningful way.
>> > 
>> 
>> The replacement IS udev.
> 
> I was afraid of that. So, how does one solve the problem?
> 
> In my notes I have:

No, none of that is necessary.  /etc/iftab is part of udev.  It's the same
solution that ifrename uses, just implemented by udev directly.
-- 
derek




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