Bug#799034: udev 226 changes virtio interface names on upgrades

Michael Biebl biebl at debian.org
Tue Sep 15 12:28:33 BST 2015

Am 15.09.2015 um 08:26 schrieb Martin Pitt:
> Package: udev
> Severity: grave
> Version: 226-1
> When upgrading a QEMU VM from 225 to 226, the "eth0" network interface
> (virtio) changes to "ens3".
> This is due to https://github.com/systemd/systemd/pull/1119 . While
> this is generally a good thing for new installs, this breaks upgrades.
> I propose to make udev's postinst create a .link file
> which disables predictable names for virtio devices on upgrades.

Hm, this is only for users upgrading from testing and unstable which
have used the stretch alpha installers, right?

Do we really need to bother in that case?

Why is it that all of the instruments seeking intelligent life in the
universe are pointed away from Earth?

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