[FFe] LTSP live doesn't work with new Network Manager

Bug #791611 reported by Stéphane Graber on 2011-06-01
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ltsp (Ubuntu)
Stéphane Graber

Bug Description

The new Network Manager seems to detect manual changes to network cards and reset them (at least in alpha-1).

This is breaking LTSP live.

Related branches

Changed in ltsp (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → High
assignee: nobody → Jonathan Carter (jonathan)
tags: added: iso-testing
Alkis Georgopoulos (alkisg) wrote :

A workaround might be to add "eth0 manual" to /etc/network/interfaces. This way network manager shows the interface as "unmanaged" in the UI, and doesn't touch it.

Unrelated to live LTSP, the same "eth0 manual" approach should also work for LTSP clients. E.g. fat clients can then have network manager installed (now we blacklist it) and use it to create e.g. VPN or wifi connections, while their boot interface remains unmanaged.

Stéphane Graber (stgraber) wrote :

Converting to a Feature Freeze exception as the new code will be a rewrite.
Planning to get it uploaded by Thursday.

Branch is currently at: https://code.launchpad.net/~edubuntu-dev/ltsp/ltsp-live

Change will only affect Edubuntu and both Jonathan and I are fine with it.

summary: - LTSP live doesn't work with new Network Manager
+ [FFe] LTSP live doesn't work with new Network Manager
Changed in ltsp (Ubuntu):
assignee: Jonathan Carter (jonathan) → Stéphane Graber (stgraber)
Kate Stewart (kate.stewart) wrote :

Given the scope of the new code will only affect Edubuntu, and both product managers for Edubuntu are ok with it, it should be ok. One request that if it isn't solid enough by beta freeze (8/25 2100 UTC), we hold off on it until after beta 1 freeze is over.

Stéphane Graber (stgraber) wrote :

Merged into the ltsp source package, tested and uploaded.

The current code could do a bit more progress tracking and error handling but it's not a regression from the old implementation in that regard. I'll try to squeeze a new version by tomorrow that deals with crashes and tries to give some feedback to the user.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package ltsp - 5.2.16-0ubuntu2

ltsp (5.2.16-0ubuntu2) oneiric; urgency=low

  * Replace ltsp-live by new code properly configuring Network Manager
    and supporting translation (LP: #791611)
 -- Stephane Graber <email address hidden> Wed, 24 Aug 2011 16:51:55 -0400

Changed in ltsp (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
Brad Figg (brad-figg) on 2011-09-02
tags: added: rls-mgr-o-tracking
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