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Re: Bug#995189: RFH: isc-dhcp

On Tue, 2023-03-07 at 11:55 +0100, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> > On Mar 07, Philipp Hahn <pmhahn@pmhahn.de> wrote:
> > > > Is it a good idea to keep it alive for another 2+ years in
> > > > Debian-12-Bookworm or should it be removed now?
> > > > https://packages.debian.org/source/bookworm/isc-dhcp
> > I do not think that it should be removed at this point, since there is 
> > a need for the complex features that isc-dhcpd can provide and there are 
> > is no obvious replacement: Kea is super complex (and I do not know if it 
> > has all the features) and everything else is too much simple.

Only the client and relay are no longer maintained upstream. The server
is still maintained and there is no need to drop it from Debian.

But it is too late to remove isc-dhcp-client from bookworm as well
(IHMO): it would need migration away to alternatives such as systemd-
networkd or NetworkManager, including relevant changes in the installer
and other reverse dependencies.


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