Re: problem with dhcp-client
> 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*!
cause I was curious what was meant by huge:
$ dpkg -x dhcp-client_2.0pl5-5_i386.deb 2.0pl5-5
$ dpkg -x dhcp-client_3.0beta2RC10-1_i386.deb 3.0beta2RC10
$ tar -czf dhcp.3.gz 3.0beta2RC10/sbin/dhclient 3.0beta2RC10/etc/dhclient
$ tar -czf dhcp.2.gz 2.0pl5-5/sbin/dhclient 2.0pl5-5/etc/dhclient-script
$ ls -la dhcp.*.gz
-rw-rw-r-- 1 davidw users 2169 Jul 15 09:30 dhcp.2.gz
-rw-rw-r-- 1 davidw users 153921 Jul 15 09:29 dhcp.3.gz
All the size is in the 3.0 binary, not the script, btw.
umm, yea, that's '*huge*!'
> So in fact the new version might be too big for boot-floppies. And
> the old version doesn't work on powerpc... so?
powerpc should switch to use pump, everyone else stick with dhcp-client-2.0,