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Re: DHCP client

Just out of curiosity, are there plans to include dhcpcd in the base
system for Potato?  When I wanted to do an internet install over my
cable modem, it involved also downloading the dhcpcd and netstd
packages, and installing them in a Virtual Console, after installing
base, but before installing the rest of the system.  Unfortunately,
I lost the option to get any of the shake-n-bake package selections,
and had to select my packages by hand.  Not an unplesent experience,
but enough of a pain to worth mentioning.


On 05-Oct-99 Dpk wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 05, 1999 at 02:51:12PM -0400, Dpk wrote:
>    On Tue, Oct 05, 1999 at 10:51:33AM -0400, E. S. Venkatraman wrote:
>       I have a PC on a network where the IP addresses are assigned
>       using a DHCP server.  I tried installing Debian 2.1 and I have
>       the following problem.  If I say I am connected to a network it
>       requires me to type in the IP address (which I don't have).  If
>       I don't configure the network, when I try to install the dhcpcd
>       package, it fails with a post installation error (does not tell
>       what the error is).
>       How does one do a fresh install of Debian 2.1 in this case?
>       Thanks
>    I recently adopted the dhcpcd package and have verified this bug.
>    I have uploaded dhcpcd_1.3.17pl2-4 which should fix this as well as
>    other issues relating to pcmcia support.
>    Please let me know if you would like a temporary download location
>    for this package.
>    Dpk
> Duh, this is for potato, not slink.  My apologies.  I have done (and
> probably will be doing much more) a lot of work on the potato version
> of dhcpcd.
> I have found potato to be quite stable, so you might try installing
> it.  Or alternatively configure the network with a dummy address so
> slink will install.
> Dennis
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