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Re: Non-udhcpc DHCP clients in d-i?

Hi Andrew,

On Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 04:47:09PM +1000, Andrew Pollock wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 23, 2011 at 08:15:43AM +0100, Christian PERRIER wrote:
> > Quoting Matthew Palmer (mpalmer@debian.org):
> > > Does any architecture use a DHCP client other than udhcpc?  netcfg has
> > > support for running dhclient and pump, but so far as I can tell (from some
> > > grepping around in installer/build/pkg-lists) nobody uses that code.  I'm on
> > 
> > The code is probably lying there because we *were* using dhclient in
> > the past.
> > 
> > We stopped doing so when the ISC DHCP utilities moved from v2 to v3.
> > 
> > A udeb is still built by isc-dhcp...but, from install/build/pkg-lists
> > files, no build is using it anymore.
> > 
> > CC'ing ISC DHCP maintainers ("lead" by Andrew Pollock) for more
> > complete advice.
> I don't know anything, I just work here :-)
> http://lists.debian.org/debian-boot/2009/06/msg00207.html
> http://lists.debian.org/debian-boot/2009/07/msg00404.html

Ah, interesting.  I didn't manage to find those in my Googling, for some
reason.  Too many bloody sites uselessly archiving the same messages, I

> If I can stop making a udeb, please let me know, I'd love for isc-dhcp not
> to get stuck in unstable to testing transitions because it happens to make a
> udeb that isn't needed any more.

Unfortunately, I think you're stuck with it for a while yet.  I can't
imagine why I didn't think of it before, but I just checked the Depends: for
netcfg, and there it is -- isc-dhcp-client-udeb [kfreebsd-any]

So you're stuck maintaining the udeb, and I'm stuck with the support code. 
We'll commiserate with each other over a beer sometime.  <grin>

- Matt

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