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nixos/captive-browser: make it work without a fixed interface #99355

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@peterhoeg peterhoeg commented Oct 2, 2020

Motivation for this change

Currently, the module requires us to specify an interface but that technically isn't necessary as we could simply read DNS for all interfaces.

This PR makes things work without specifying an interface.

Commits will be squashed on merge.

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  • Tested using sandboxing (nix.useSandbox on NixOS, or option sandbox in nix.conf on non-NixOS linux)
  • Built on platform(s)
    • NixOS
    • macOS
    • other Linux distributions
  • Tested via one or more NixOS test(s) if existing and applicable for the change (look inside nixos/tests)
  • Tested compilation of all pkgs that depend on this change using nix-shell -p nixpkgs-review --run "nixpkgs-review wip"
  • Tested execution of all binary files (usually in ./result/bin/)
  • Determined the impact on package closure size (by running nix path-info -S before and after)
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else if config.networking.dhcpcd.enable then
"${pkgs.dhcpcd}/bin/dhcpcd -U ${escapeShellArg cfg.interface} | ${pkgs.gnugrep}/bin/fgrep domain_name_servers"
"${pkgs.dhcpcd}/bin/dhcpcd ${iface "-U"} | ${pkgs.gnugrep}/bin/fgrep domain_name_servers"

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volth Oct 2, 2020

it will produce '-U eth0' quoting them both

actually, I would inline the iface function to make it more readable

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@volth volth commented Oct 2, 2020

Also making cfg.interface nullable looks better, because after the change if bindInterface is false, cfg.interface not used at all

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@flokli flokli commented Oct 18, 2020

@peterhoeg I very much like this. Can you address the changes requested by @volth?

nixpkgs-fmt makes this a lot noisier than it has to be
@peterhoeg peterhoeg force-pushed the peterhoeg:f/captive_browser branch from e7be374 to 3919073 Oct 20, 2020
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@peterhoeg peterhoeg commented Oct 20, 2020

Good catch of the quoting @volth - we now quote individually. We could definitely inline the iface stuff but it just looks a lot neater (IMHO) without. You feel strongly about this? Another option is additional comments of course.

nixpkgs-fmt has made this PR a lot noisier than it otherwise should be so here is a link to it with white space changes ignored:

I'll try this out tomorrow morning where I know I'll be exposed to a portal.

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@peterhoeg peterhoeg commented Oct 20, 2020

So consider this TIP for now.

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@volth volth commented Oct 20, 2020

Escaping is wrong again (it might produce dev show '' eth0, quoting empty string)
That is why I am pro-inlining: this "neatness" hides mistakes very well


- concatStringsSep " " (map escapeShellArg
+ escapeShellArgs
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