Re: How to enforce use of dhcpcd instead of dhclient in debian/testing?
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject: Re: How to enforce use of dhcpcd instead of dhclient in debian/testing?
- From: "s. keeling" <email@example.com>
- Date: Tue, 02 Mar 2010 00:01:30 GMT
- Message-id: <4b8c5555$1@news.>
- References: <20100218081259.GA30642@localhost>
> I have a problem with wireless networking on my laptop (uses iwl3945
> When dhclient3 is used to obtain IP address via DHCP, the connection is
> unstable. Especially when I move my laptop to another location and switch
> to another network, the IP is not obtained at all or connection is
> established only for a very short time.
> I was able to fix it by uninstalling the dhcp3-client package. In this case
> the dhcpcd is used for obtaining IP, which works flawlessly.
> Unfortunately dhcp3-client is suggested by different packages, so when I
> update my system it often gets reinstalled unless I explicitly deselect it.
> That's really tiring.
File a bug report. Use reportbug. The maintainer should get back to
you with good/informative explanations (in my experience).
I see this as another manifestation of the CUPS vs. lp* problem;
everything suggests (suggested?) CUPS, when any printer daemon should
be recognized as acceptable alternatives. Just as multiple potential
MTAs are acceptable.
Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced.
(*) http://blinkynet.net/comp/uip5.html Linux Counter #80292
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