RFC: new modes in network-manager 0.7 + ifupdown

Steve Langasek steve.langasek at ubuntu.com
Tue Oct 14 18:21:16 BST 2008

On Tue, Oct 14, 2008 at 03:55:23AM +1100, Jamie Jones wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-10-13 at 17:04 +0100, James Westby wrote:
> > On Mon, 2008-10-13 at 17:05 +0200, Alexander Sack wrote:
> > > Yes, thats right and I thought about that case before.

> > > The right solution would use nm-tool or some handcrafted D-Bus calls
> > > to detect whether NM is running in managed mode or not. That should be
> > > fairly simple and is certainly something we should look into for
> > > jaunty.

> > Um, forgive my ignorance, but when "ifup -a" is run at boot is the
> > system bus going to be running?

> It in some cases, it should be - dbus is listed as starting at S12 and
> networking at S40 in /etc/rc.*

No, networking is started in runlevel S and dbus isn't started until
runlevel 2; so the ordering here is wrong.

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