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Re: Linux is not about choice [was Re: Fedora too cutting edge?]



On Thursday, 10 January 2008 at 16:31, Les Mikesell wrote:
> Olivier Galibert wrote:
>> On Thu, Jan 10, 2008 at 08:06:53AM -0600, Les Mikesell wrote:
>>> Zfs isn't the only interesting thing about opensolaris and Sun does give 
>>> you the candy if you take the whole package. It is only the Linux terms 
>>> that keep you from adding the parts. Solaris has an entirely different 
>>> attitude about backwards compatibility which makes the mention slightly 
>>> on topic for this conversation. I can't, for example, imagine them ever 
>>> changing a device name arbitrarily and breaking a previously working 
>>> configuration while Linux has no such respect for its users' previous 
>>> work.  Fedora may not be the place for it, but I would seriously like to 
>>> see a distribution based on the OpenSolaris kernel and the same user 
>>> programs you'd find in a current Linux or *bsd distro.
>>
>> Given that it's the user programs that have the lack of respect for
>> previous configurations (Linus considers backwards-compatibility very
>> important), I doubt you'll see any change for the better.
>
> Is it a user program that has changed my /dev/hdX into /dev/sdX more or 
> less arbitrarily

Can you say "filesystem labels"? I thought so.

> - or turns what used to be detected as eth0 into eth2 when 
> a different kernel is booted?

echo -e "alias eth0 module1\nalias eth2 module2\n" >> /etc/modprobe.conf
has always worked for me.

Have you filed a bug?

Regards,
R.

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