[pkg-dhcp-devel] Bug#587884: isc-dhcp-client: Tries to use invalid path for IPv6 leases file

Jason White jason at jasonjgw.net
Fri Jul 2 05:34:05 UTC 2010

Package: isc-dhcp-client
Version: 4.1.1-P1-5
Severity: normal

jpc2:~# dhclient -6 -v eth0
Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client 4.1.1-P1
Copyright 2004-2010 Internet Systems Consortium.
All rights reserved.
For info, please visit https://www.isc.org/software/dhcp/

can't create /var/db/dhclient6.leases: No such file or directory

This should be created in the /var/lib/dhcp directory by default, as with IPv4.

I hope it's a simple compile-time option or patch.
-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'stable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-3-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_AU.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_AU.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages isc-dhcp-client depends on:
ii  debianutils                   3.2.3      Miscellaneous utilities specific t
ii  ifupdown                      0.6.10     high level tools to configure netw
ii  isc-dhcp-common               4.1.1-P1-5 common files used by all the isc-d
ii  libc6                         2.11.1-3   Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libssl0.9.8                   0.9.8o-1   SSL shared libraries

isc-dhcp-client recommends no packages.

Versions of packages isc-dhcp-client suggests:
ii  avahi-autoipd                 0.6.25-3   Avahi IPv4LL network address confi
pn  resolvconf                    <none>     (no description available)

-- no debconf information

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