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Re: Debian Installer is switching to busybox' udhcp client

On Mon, Mar 08, 2010 at 01:38:13AM +0100, Frans Pop wrote:
> Hi Andrew,
> Just for your information.
> Debian Installer is switching to the udhcp client from busybox as the 
> default dhcp client. The switch has already been made in daily built D-I 
> images for most architectures (the kfreebsd ones still use dhcp3).
> Primairy reason is of course the much smaller size of the client.
> As far as I'm concerned we should keep the dhcp3-client-udeb around, even 
> if all arches switch to udhcpc. Reason is that netcfg still supports the 
> dhcp3 client, and will automatically prefer it to udhcpc if installed.
> So it can still be very useful, e.g. for troubleshooting.
> If/when you make the switch to version 4 (with the rename back to dhcp 
> probably) we'll make sure that netcfg supports that version as well.

Thanks for the heads up.



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