I ran into this post looking for some description as to how to get static IP up and running and I have had a serious fit of giggles for the past hour.
I am a long time user of Gentoo- started back in the 1.2 days(2002) and I am new to Sabayon and the ultra-modern baselayout packages.
Things have done 180Â° turnaround over the years. Back in the day setting a static IP was the simplest thing in the world, dhcp was more invovled, and wireless config or network-cable detection was either non-existent or extremely complicated. Now the ultra hard things of yore are default and simple and the simple things of yore have become laughably difficult.
I checked out the wiki page and was just rolling- noobies have to use sed to get something as simple as static ip working WOOT! ahhh gotta love progress.
Anyway thanks for pointing out the wiki page- I spent the last 2 hours pulling hair out as I watched what has become of Gentoo/Sabayons init system, which initially was so wonderful because you could do everything yourself-it was utterly transparent and simple, which has now become the same black magic shit that I know from SuSE, Fedora, and Ubuntu- where services are magically started and stopped out of thin air with nary an executable to be found.
I am sure that this new-fangled hypercomplexity has been created to ease things for new users. I just wish that the spirit of transparency and simplicity had not been shot and left for dead on the side of the road on the wonderful path to udev/hal hotplug ubergoodness.