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The following reply was made to PR install/9904; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Julian Djamil Fagir <gnrp%komkon2.de@localhost>
Subject: Re: install/9904
Date: Wed, 29 Feb 2012 13:14:03 +0100
> when using sysinst to install from CD-ROM, you must configure the network
> (utility menu, config network) _before_ doing the install if you want
> sysinst to store your network config. If you do the install first, then
> config the network, the config isn't saved.
I wonder if this should really be fixed. Currently, network setup is saved
after unpacking sets (get_and_unpack_sets()).
If I set up networking for the installer, I wouldn't expect it to do that for
the installed operating system, too.
And at that state, the filesystem isn't mounted anymore, and mounting it just
for that purpose, rechecking fstab, etc., is much work for a single task
nobody really expects.
Imho, the new sysinst could be designed wrt to this issue (configuration
after the installation itself finished), but having it in current sysinst is
much (useless) work.
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