Thursday, 23 February 2017

Re: Enabling Connectivity Checking in NetworkManager

On Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 05:54:40PM +0000, Luke W Faraone wrote:
> On 22/02/17 21:24, Jeremy Bicha wrote:
> > Hi, back in July 2012 on this list, it was proposed that Ubuntu's
> > NetworkManager enable the new connectivity check feature by default.
> > Some concerns were raised and the feature never landed. I'd like to
> > reopen that discussion.

> > In 2014, Fedora enabled that feature by default but they did it using
> > a separate package. I really like this idea since it makes it very
> > easy for users to opt in or out of the connectivity check if they
> > choose.

> > I am proposing that we create a similar package. I would like to have
> > Ubuntu GNOME's metapackage recommend that config-connectivity package.

> Is there meaningful code included in ``config-connectivity``, or is it
> just a config package (as the name suggests)? If the latter, why not
> just make it a debconf question?

As a debconf question, it's more awkward to pre-configure the default
behavior on a per-flavor basis, and for users to know how to override it.

It's also a question of whether you want the behavior change to be tied to
the installation method (debconf preseed in the ISO mastering) vs. the

Steve Langasek Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer to set it on, and I can move the world.
Ubuntu Developer