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Re: Stretch--no network interfaces

On Sun 18 Jun 2017 at 20:54:46 +0200, Christian Seiler wrote:

> On 06/18/2017 08:25 PM, pplaw wrote:
> > The network I'm on at the moment hands out DHCP addresses.  But, sometimes,
> > I'll hard-code the IP address for the computer (with ifconfig:  ifconfig 
> > (eth0--but in this case) enx687f74158a8a 10.x.x.x netmask;
> > route add default gw 10.x.x.x).  Since this is a new install of Stretch,
> > I haven't been able to download the ifconfig package; and if I type ifup
> > enx687f74158a8a (or for my wireless card, wlp1s0), I get:  "unknown in-
> > terface.
> In the Debian release notes there's a section about the fact that
> ifconfig has been deprecated for well over a decade now, and is not
> included in new installs anymore starting with Stretch:
> https://www.debian.org/releases/stretch/amd64/release-notes/ch-information.en.html#iproute2

ifconfig isn't the problem. The OP installed Stretch; stretch doesn't
have ifconfig.
> If you want to temporarily add an IP to a given interface, you can
> use the 'ip' utility (this also works in older Debian versions):

[Good advice snipped]

Do you not find it disturbing that someone can install Debian and not
end up with a network connection? d-i is (generally) very good at doing
this. It is one of its many strong points.