setup-alpine just dumps working networking config, and writes useless empty config to disk
After fiddling for a bit to finally get network while running from the ISO/disk for
setup-alpine and accordingly modifying the /etc/network/interfaces file, after installing & rebooting into the system the whole working networking config was just dumped into the trash and all I get is a plain:
auto lo iface lo inet loopback
This is a huge pain, this should really contain what it did when I first ran
Is it also that
setup-alpine just wipes that file if I previously set it up in the live system, then run the setup, then enter "done" for network interfaces (since I already configured network so I want to skip the questions) without asking? That would be horribly counter-intuitive, especially since the asked questions are useless to me anyway (they skip some options I need) and when I opt for the manual option it asks me it dumps me into vi, but once I save and exit the setup stops and I need to start over anyway. Something about the networking workflow here just seems awfully broken.
Whatever it is, I ended up rewriting this file over a horribly unresponsive web console with vi instead of something more sane like vim or nano three times due to this. This is such a giant time waster. I should write this file once, and the setup should just use it without constantly wiping/failing to copy it/whatever is going on.