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Wed Aug 8 17:20:08 BST 2007
James Tappin wrote:
> On Tue, 07 Aug 2007 20:20:01 -0300
> Derek Broughton <news at pointerstop.ca> wrote:
> DB> >
> DB> > Now reported as Bug #130863
> DB> >
> DB> I think that's reasonable, but do you not realize that it's actually
> DB> a _design_ feature? NetworkManager (if you reported this against
> DB> knetworkmanager, you reported it to the wrong place, I believe)
> DB> specifically ignores anything you've chosen to manually maintain -
> DB> by using /etc/network/interfaces.
> I think that's debatable. I have reported as a bug that knetworkmanager
> writes its manual configurations to /etc/network/interfaces thus
> preventing itself from using NetworkManager.
Hmmm. I see your point, but knetworkmanager never actually uses interfaces.
When you choose "manual configuration", it invokes the standard KDE network
config tool. Now, _I_ know that, and probably you know that, but we
certainly can't expect a new user to realize that "manual configuration"
means "manage this device _outside_ network manager". At the very least
it's a poorly worded option in KNetworkManager.
> I do agree however that it
> could be interpreted as a misfeature of NetworkManager; however my take
> is that as knetworkmanager uses NetworkManager to provide its list of
> available connections then it ought not to prevent it from providing
> that list.
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