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Re: Future of ISC DHCP v2 packages in etch

(I didn't see this until now because I'm not subscribed to debian-boot;
please respect my mail-followup-to)

On Wed, Jun 15, 2005 at 11:57:28AM -0400, Joey Hess wrote:

> Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> > ipconfig in klibc has worked well for me so far; I believe it's based on the
> > old ip autoconfig code in the kernel, which was in broad use in 2.4.  Unlike
> > the ISC implementation, it's designed for applications like initramfs, so
> > small size and simplicity are design goals.  Overall, I think it would meet
> > d-i's needs very nicely, and allow us to retire dhcp v2.
> > 
> > 12K /usr/lib/klibc/bin/ipconfig
> > 20K /usr/lib/klibc/lib/klibc-LIjBcAfSWEXmu4nLVDT8vlvEVo0.so
> > 
> > Compare with:
> > 
> > 112K dhcp/sbin/dhclient
> > 416K dhcp3/sbin/dhclient
> > 
> > It basically configures the interface, and writes out any other data
> > communicated by the DHCP server to a sh-syntax file (which can be read or
> > ignored).
> Well it looks like it's being packaged (#312563).

Jeff Bailey has already packaged it; CCing him and the ITP submitter so that
they can coordinate getting the packages into Debian.

 - mdz

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