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Re: processing order for configuration files in /etc/network/interfaces.d




On Sun, Aug 26, 2018 at 09:36:30PM +0300, Martin T wrote:
> Hi David,
> 
> > You need to post your evidence, starting with your /etc/network/interfaces
> > file. You say you're using ifup, so we can perhaps discount this paragraph:
> >
> >        Currently, "source-directory" isn't supported by
> >        network-manager and guessnet.
> >
> > but we don't know whether you're using "source-directory" or "source",
> > for example.
> 
> I'm using "source":
> 
> # cat /etc/network/interfaces
> # This file describes the network interfaces available on your system
> # and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5).
> 
> source /etc/network/interfaces.d/*
> #
> 
> > If you care about the order in which these files are sourced,
> > for the time being I would source them individually in the order you
> > want.
> 
> Yes, this is probably a good idea. However, ideally, "man interfaces"
> should state in which order files in /etc/network/interfaces.d/ are
> processed.

It should indeed, and it should also be in lexical order according to
"C" utf-8 "locale", in a manner similar to "run-parts".

Perhaps you could raise a bug for this - it certainly feels
appropriate to do so.