Bug#646137: live-boot-initramfs-tools: dhcp lease is not renewed when using netboot with nfsroot
after some further testing I noticed that me previously suggested
"fix", namely calling dhclient from a live-config hook doesn't even
work in our simple setup (NFS-server (or rather CIFS-Server) and client
in the same subnet). Booting would always error out with CIFS read
errors. I am still wondering why calling dhclient worked after the
system ist up.... but haven't dug into it.
I am now using dhcpcd5 from testing (installed in the live system via
config/chroot_local-packages/dhcpcd5_5.2.12-1_amd64.deb) and a very
simple live-config hook which just executes dhcpcd.
The old 3-something version of dhcpcd which is included in squeeze did
Maybe others could test this in their setups and if it works
debian-live might consider switching to dhcpcd5 as DHCP client.
Side note: My impression (mostly from other projects) is that the
dhcpcd upstream developer is very resposive to bug reports and feature
Hope this helps,