[pkg-dhcp-devel] Bug#619624: isc-dhcp-client: When the -pf option has been used, the -r and -x options have no effect

Vincent Lefevre vincent at vinc17.net
Fri Mar 25 17:30:28 UTC 2011

Package: isc-dhcp-client
Version: 4.1.1-P1-16
Severity: normal

When the -pf option has been used, the -r and -x options have no effect:

# dhclient -pf /var/run/dhclient.eth0.pid eth0
# dhclient -r
# dhclient -x

The DHCP client is still running. This means that there is no good way
to kill the DHCP client if the network needs to be restarted.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.37-2-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=POSIX, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages isc-dhcp-client depends on:
ii  debianutils                  3.4.4       Miscellaneous utilities specific t
ii  iproute                      20110107-2  networking and traffic control too
ii  isc-dhcp-common              4.1.1-P1-16 common files used by all the isc-d
ii  libc6                        2.11.2-13   Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib

isc-dhcp-client recommends no packages.

Versions of packages isc-dhcp-client suggests:
ii  avahi-autoipd                 0.6.29-1   Avahi IPv4LL network address confi
pn  resolvconf                    <none>     (no description available)

-- no debconf information

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