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Re: Large-scale debian installation, request help

On Wed, 28 Oct 1998, Lee Bradshaw wrote:
> I used dhcp-client-beta. I modified the /etc/init.d/network as follows:
>   #! /bin/sh
>   ifconfig lo
>   route add -net
>   # use dhcp
>   dhclient eth0
> I use a modified dhclient-script to get nis, hostname, and static routes from
> the dhcp server. I didn't change anything having to do with nfs and the mounts
> work fine.

I received a private email asking questions about the rest of my message. The
simple answer is that I was typeing faster than I was thinking. The section
above describes how I got dhcp-client-beta to work. The rest of the message
was garbage.

Here are the files in /etc/rcS.d:

README            S15isapnp@        S35mountall.sh@   S45mountnfs.sh@  S55urandom@
S05keymaps.sh@    S20modutils@      S40hostname.sh@   S50hwclock.sh@
S10checkroot.sh@  S30checkfs.sh@    S40network@       S55bootmisc.sh@

Can we (that is, someone else :^) move S40network to a lower number so
it is executed before S40hostname.sh. Since hostnames can be provided by
dhcp I modified my dhclient-script to store the name in /etc/hostname
and set this new value as well. If hostname.sh was guaranteed to run
after network, dhclient-script could just store the name in the file for
later usage.

I sent my modified script to the bug tracking system a week or two ago.
If anyone would like a dhclient-script that handles hostnames, nis
domains, and setting/removing static routes let me know.

Lee Bradshaw                 lee@sectionIV.com (preferred)
Alantro Communications       lee@alantro.com

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