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problem with dhcp-client

* David Whedon <dwhedon@gordian.com> [20010511 12:46]:
> Fri, May 11, 2001 at 01:56:34PM -0500 wrote:
> > works very well. The downside is that dhcp-client takes up a bit more
> > space than pump: 137930 (more if kernel 2.0 support is required) vs.
> I don't think we need to directly support 2.0.x on boot-floppies, though if we
> decide not to we should make a note in the docs that dhcp won't work if you
> replace the kernel with a 2.0 serias.
> The udeb already exists in the archive, the only thing to do would be to modify

I think we have a problem.  boot-floppies switched from pump (iirc) to
dhcp-client because the latter was better and in fact smaller than the
former.  However, dhcp-client does apparently not work on powerpc (see

The maintainer, Eloy Paris, thinks that the problem might be fixed in
the new 3.0 (now in beta) release.  BUT:

> I think we will have a problem when DHCP 3.0 comes out: the
> dhcp-client package for DHCP 3.0 is *huge*!

So in fact the new version might be too big for boot-floppies.  And
the old version doesn't work on powerpc... so?

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