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Old 06-11-2019, 11:54 PM   #1
swamprat
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Where is IFCONFIG


Just installed V15.1 and really like it.

However, where is IFCONFIG???

Something had to get messed it, why this?

Is there some sort of patch to get IFCONFIG back?

I have noticed over the years that in most of the Linux Distros something gets left out or broken that had worked just fine and changes made many times don't benefit the user.

Please leave the good stuff alone. Don't fix something that doesn't need fixing and isn't broken.

Thanks

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Old 06-12-2019, 12:34 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by swamprat View Post
However, where is IFCONFIG???
Definitely deprecated, since net-tools, i.e. the package that includes ifconfig, don't work reliably in modern network environments. I believe it has been removed from Centos 7, and it would not be surprising if OpenSUSE also got rid of it.

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Is there some sort of patch to get IFCONFIG back?
When googling your problem to ensure I would not tell you something wrong, I read about a package named net-tools-deprecated in an earlier release of OpenSUSE or was it Tumbleweed? Perhaps it is available for OpenSUSE 15.
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I have noticed over the years that in most of the Linux Distros something gets left out or broken that had worked just fine and changes made many times don't benefit the user.
Please leave the good stuff alone. Don't fix something that doesn't need fixing and isn't broken.
In this case, the package was broken by the advance of technology. It would have needed fixing, and the developers determined that it wasn't worth it.

My advice: Learn how to use the ip command.

EDIT: One of the references I found when searching.

Last edited by berndbausch; 06-12-2019 at 12:43 AM. Reason: Removed passive-aggressive attempt at education
 
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Old 06-12-2019, 01:18 PM   #3
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zypper if net-tools-deprecated 
Loading repository data...
Reading installed packages...


Information for package net-tools-deprecated:
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Repository     : openSUSE-Leap-15.0-Oss                         
Name           : net-tools-deprecated                           
Version        : 2.0+git20170221.479bb4a-lp150.3.1              
Arch           : x86_64                                         
Vendor         : openSUSE                                       
Installed Size : 460.1 KiB                                      
Installed      : Yes                                            
Status         : up-to-date                                     
Source package : net-tools-2.0+git20170221.479bb4a-lp150.3.1.src
Summary        : Deprecated Networking Utilities                
Description    :                                                
    This package contains the deprecated network utilities arp, ifconfig, netstat and route,
    which have been replaced by tools from the iproute2 package:
      * arp -> ip [-r] neigh
      * ifconfig -> ip a
      * netstat -> ss [-r]
      * route -> ip r
 
  


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