NetworkManager, nonm and backing store side effect

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NetworkManager, nonm and backing store side effect

Postby emiliano » 16 Dec 2010, 23:51

I don't know if this was already posted, but booting once with the nonm option and a backing store has the following side effect:
it will disable NetworkManager not only in the actual run (as expected), but even after future reboots.

In fact, in the /init script of the initram.igz the NetworkManager is disabled in the chroot with rc-update:

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        # manage services
        [ -n "${NONETMGR}" ] && chroot ${NEWROOT} /sbin/rc-update del NetworkManager default >/dev/null 2>&1

in normal cases, without backing store, the modifications will be lost, so at the next reboot without nonm the NetworkManager is started again per default. But with the backing store modifications made at previous run will be mantained, and NetworkManager will not start (since the service was deleted from the default runlevel).

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