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Re: problem with dhcp-client



On Sun, Jul 15, 2001 at 11:39:01AM -0600, Erik Andersen wrote:
> On Sun Jul 15, 2001 at 05:44:33PM +0100, Philip Blundell wrote:
> > David Kimdon <dwhedon@gordian.com> wrote:
> > >> 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,
> > >IMHO.
> > 
> > Well, how hard can it be to make dhcp-client 2.0 work on powerpc?  Has anybody 
> > investigated what the actual problem is?
> 
> How hard can it be to make pump work?
> I'm tempted to grab a copy of RFC 2131 and RFC 2132 and
> fix pump so it works...  What exaxtly is the problem with
> pump that caused us to switch?

It didn't work with boot-floppies, see bts#94176. In addition to i386,
it didn't work on -- you guessed it -- powerpc (my motivation to add
dhcp-client support). Actually, dhcp-client works fine on my powerpc 
box using a dhcp host. The problems appears to be bootp related, but 
I'm sure Ethan will fill you in.

As for switching between pump and dhcp-client, just change the extract
files accordingly -- dbootstrap should support whichever it finds.

Both of these packages seem to have annoying, long-standing bugs
associated with them.

Stephen

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Stephen R. Marenka     If life's not fun, you're not doing it right!
<stephen@marenka.net>

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