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Bug#646137: live-boot-initramfs-tools: dhcp lease is not renewed when using netboot with nfsroot

On 22 October 2011 07:45, Daniel Baumann
<daniel.baumann@progress-technologies.net> wrote:
> On 10/22/2011 01:16 AM, Michal Suchanek wrote:
>> In the light of the dhclient script being likely 'sample' 'requiring
>> site customization' this would have to be fixed by Debian but the
>> Debian maintainer of dhclient does not seem very responsive either.
>> This is reported in Debian as bug 553211. Until that is fixed
>> debian-live cannot support netbooting over dhcp properly.
> i've commented on the bug, unrelated to that, i can prepare packages of
> dhcp and live-config so we can test this more easily, and, if it works
> and doesn't break other things, NMU dhcp if needed after some time.

The thing is that you can't tell if the patch does break anything from
testing with Debian live only.

Debian live uses simple networking configuration in which the patch works.

However, in more complex cases downing the interface might be a
replacement for proper cleanup which the script never had to do due to
the fact downing an interface removes pretty much everything related
to it.



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