[pkg-dhcp-devel] Context for the ISC DHCP 4 transition

Andrew Pollock apollock at debian.org
Fri Jun 4 06:47:30 UTC 2010

On Thu, Jun 03, 2010 at 09:34:16PM -0400, Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre wrote:
> Hi!

> I was just curious to get some additional information on the expected
> timeline for the transition. Is there actually one? Is it just "when
> it will be ready"? I for one am quite interested in getting
> NetworkManager 0.8.1 ready for Ubuntu, and it seems to require
> isc-dhcp... along with IPv6/DHCPv6 enabled.

I'm suffering from a general lack of time and resources at the moment, but
I'm wanting to get DHCP v4 into unstable sooner rather than later. I am
somewhat suffering from analysis paralysis re the transition. I have a few
more bugs I need to file against affected packages. I'll try to do that
> On that subject, I've noticed DHCPv6 was disabled. In the process of
> getting testing packages ready, I've re-enabled it in a bzr branch and
> I have been able to build successfully on Ubuntu Lucid, on the same
> day as 4.1.1-1 was uploaded to experimental. I unfortunately have no
> idea of which was the cause of the failures, and I'm hoping it was
> something that simply was fixed in 4.1.1-1 as it was uploaded to
> experimental.

I need to try again with DHCPv6 enabled. Last time I tried, it failed to
build. Things may have changed. It sounds like they have, based on what
you're saying.
> FWIW, there should have been testing done through the "experimental"
> NetworkManager I had uploaded to an unofficial archive, although I
> don't have numbers to say *how much* there was.

> Aside packages with hooks or dependencies requiring dhcp3, are there
> any catches I should be aware of?

That's about it. I've tried very hard to make it a drop in replacement for
the dhcp3* packages.

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