ifplugd replacement?

Shane Hathaway shane at hathawaymix.org
Thu Mar 29 18:21:27 MDT 2007

Stephen Ward wrote:
> I discovered ifplugd a few months ago as a splendid way of backgrounding
> DHCP when my net.eth0 service starts up (I'm running Gentoo, btw).  Since I
> don't always have an ethernet cable plugged in, this has been fantastic for
> me, and it has worked like the so-called charm.
> I want to use ifplugd on a Gentoo SPARC machine, but there isn't an ebuild
> available for the SPARC platform.  Does anyone know what I can use instead?
> There has to be something.  Am I wrong?

Have you tried telling it to just attempt the emerge anyway?

echo sys-apps/ifplugd x86 >> /etc/portage/package.keywords
emerge ifplugd

This works most of the time, in my experience.


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