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Use old system network configuration when updating instead of demanding a new one

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Currently, when I try to update from opensuse 10.3 to 11.0 with DVD and I want
to add network repositories, I have to configure again my network for opensuse
installer even when it is already configured on my opensuse-10.3

I think that would be much better try to use network configuration from old
installation and only ask user if a problem occurs

User benefit:

System update from media: Start installation / Update, select network-based repositories to be used, you will be asked to configure the network.


icons/user_comment.png L. O. wrote: (9 years ago)

See also Bug #398346 - Try to use proxy settings from installed system in case in case of upgrade.

Proxy settings should be read as well...

icons/user_comment.png L. O. wrote: (8 years ago)

This is a bit problematic feature when it comes to implementation. The current network settings are stored in format that only rcnetwork script understand, but there is not rcnetwork script (and no sysconfig and no...) in inst-sys. Additionally, there's no NetworkManager in inst-sys and no UI for managing the NM during installation.

Moreover, Linuxrc can load the network itself (no need /or/ not wanted to reinit it according to the current settings in the system?)

icons/user_comment.png S. K. wrote: (8 years ago)

let's wait how many people vote for it before evaluation. I see two use cases for network: wired with pretty high dhcp rate (no problem at all) and wireless network manager support. The later one is _very_ problematic as the NM settings are stored in kwallet or gnome-keyring or the like. So the only cases that you can support and where it makes sense are very little IMO.

Last change: 8 years ago
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