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Re: install/9904: sysinst sometimes doesn't store network config

The following reply was made to PR install/9904; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Julian Djamil Fagir <>
Subject: Re: install/9904: sysinst sometimes doesn't store network config
Date: Wed, 29 Feb 2012 13:30:40 +0100

 I'm sorry, this was meant to be attached to this patch.
 >  > 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.
 >  Regards, Julian

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