[pkg-dhcp-devel] Bug#599537: isc-dhcp-client: "dhclient.conf" must be properly documented (bug#100886 still present)

Camaleón noelamac at gmail.com
Fri Oct 8 16:32:08 UTC 2010

Package: isc-dhcp-client
Version: 4.1.1-P1-9
Severity: normal

While trying to setting up a fallback configuration for dhclient, I hit the
following bug:


It is still present on the latest package so I think this has to be documented
in a visible place.

In brief, dhclient cannot get a lease if any of thess apply:

- "expire" value is not defined
- "expire" has an incorret value (past time)

So kindly:

1. Let the user to know what are the required parameters that need to be
present to properly set up a fallback configuration (by defining a static
2. Provide a dhclient.conf template with an updated expire/renew/rebind date
(starting from the current year)


-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=es_ES.utf8, LC_CTYPE=es_ES.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages isc-dhcp-client depends on:
ii  debianutils                   3.4        Miscellaneous utilities specific t
ii  isc-dhcp-common               4.1.1-P1-9 common files used by all the isc-d
ii  libc6                         2.11.2-6   Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libssl0.9.8                   0.9.8o-2   SSL shared libraries

isc-dhcp-client recommends no packages.

Versions of packages isc-dhcp-client suggests:
ii  avahi-autoipd                 0.6.27-2   Avahi IPv4LL network address confi
pn  resolvconf                    <none>     (no description available)

-- Configuration Files:
/etc/dhcp/dhclient-enter-hooks.d/debug changed [not included]
/etc/dhcp/dhclient.conf changed [not included]

-- no debconf information

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