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Re: WTF is with dhcp?

On Tue, Jan 22, 2002 at 08:49:10AM +0100, Jerome Petazzoni wrote:
> Different people will have different opinions about dhclient, pump, udhcpc,
> and dhcpcd (not packaged anymore, IIRC). I also think it would be a good
> idea to have a dhcp-client virtual package -- and dhcp-server, too.
> After all, "apt-cache search dhcp server" yields bootp, dhcp, udhcpd,
> all of them being dhcp servers. Most of us want ISC dhcpd (package "dhcp"),
> but after all, most of us want apache, and we have a "httpd" virtual package.

You only need a virtual package when something needs to depend on it.
A virtual package is not a general purpose way to group similar packages.

What package will depend on a DHCP client and therefore requires
the virtual package?

Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <hamish@debian.org> <hamish@cloud.net.au>

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