[pkg-dhcp-devel] Running the DHCP server as non-root

Matt Zimmerman mdz at debian.org
Tue Mar 22 17:02:56 UTC 2011

Hello DHCP maintainers,

As part of a patch review for the DEX project[0], I came across this
wishlist bug on dhcp3-server:


for which a patch is available.

It looks like this issue was forwarded upstream and got a reference number,
but I couldn't find any way to look up its current status upstream.  Is the
upstream bug tracker not public?

I would like to help get this patch merged into Debian and upstream if
possible.  It was originally based on 3.0.1-2, but Ubuntu has been carrying
it since then, and so it's been merged up to 4.1.1-P1-15 and quite well
tested at this stage.

The changes to upstream code are actually quite small and contained (10
lines, across one source file and 2 makefiles).  Would you be willing to
merge this small patch into the package until upstream decides what to do
with it?

Can you tell me what you think and how you would like to proceed with this?

 - mdz

[0] http://www.debian.org/News/2011/20110318

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