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Re: WTF is with dhcp?

On Tue, Jan 22, 2002 at 12:50:33PM +0900, Junichi Uekawa wrote:
> Sam Johnston <samj@samj.net> cum veritate scripsit:
> > http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/pkgreport.cgi?pkg=dhcp
> [list of bugs]
> > Presumably many of these bugs are dupes. Does anyone know why such an 
> > important package is in such a bad state? Are there many others like this?

IMO, it's not in really bad shape. Many bugs are not really existant anymore.
It's just that no one checked.... I found DHCP to be a rather stable and good
to use.

> This reminds me, it would be nice if there was some tag/virtual package
> that provides a "dhcp-client"
> "pump", although unobvious from the name, is a dhcp client that
> seems to be widely used.
> And of course, the linux kernel itself has some capability of being
> the dhcp client, I believe.

There is already a dhcp-client. I use it as it's much less buggy than pump.
dhcp is the server.

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