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From: Donald Allen <donald...@gmail.com>
To: voidlinux <void...@googlegroups.com>
Subject: Re: Network setup twice during void installation?
Date: Fri, 8 Jan 2016 06:25:15 -0800 (PST)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <fec1ec1e-5b9a-4593-83af-0d4dce525ea0@googlegroups.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <71a77c7f-8302-4290-9556-0f121c0865ea@googlegroups.com>

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On Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 8:38:29 AM UTC-4, Donald Allen wrote:
> Running void-installer, one of the early items is 'Network'. I dutifully 
> set up the network (in the install I just did, I set up the ethernet 
> interface with a static IP address). The next step in the install relates 
> to where the installation files are coming from (I've forgotten the exact 
> wording in the menu). When you select that, you have two options: local and 
> network. If you select 'network' it asks you to set up the network again. 
> As an experiment, as this point I set it up to use dhcp, to see if the 
> second setup over-rode the first. It does, as evidenced by the system 
> coming up post-install with an assigned IP address, rather than the static 
> address I'd previously specified. What is going on here? On the face of it, 
> asking twice for the network setup makes no sense and I have not yet found 
> any documentation explaining what the installer thinks it's doing. Is there 
> a sensible rationale for this or is it a bug?
> /Don Allen

Any idea when this will be fixed? It really is pretty bogus and I'm 
surprised that it hasn't been addressed in the four months since I 
originally posted this. I would think that asking the question "has the 
network already been configured?" and skipping the request to set it up 
again (and then, after collecting the information, failing -- a new 
behavior since I last tried Void, which is even more annoying; this is like 
calling your credit card company, being asked to type in the account number 
and then when a human comes on the line, asks for your account number) 
would not be difficult.

/Don Allen 

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  parent reply	other threads:[~2016-01-08 14:25 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2015-09-16 12:38 Donald Allen
2015-09-17 14:11 ` Juan RP
2015-09-17 22:00   ` Donald Allen
2015-09-20  2:29   ` Donald Allen
2016-01-08 14:25 ` Donald Allen [this message]
2016-01-08 16:16   ` sth

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