[pkg-dhcp-devel] Bug#619628: isc-dhcp-client: When dhclient terminates, the pid file remains

Vincent Lefevre vincent at vinc17.net
Fri Mar 25 17:51:03 UTC 2011

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

When dhclient terminates (either by running "dhclient -r" or
"dhclient -x", or by killing it with SIGTERM), the pid file
(/var/run/dhclient.pid by default) remains.

This file can give false information to external tools (e.g. to
restart the DHCP client because its configuration has changed).

This is a bug similar to bug 412150 (also more general), but not
from the same binary package.

-- 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.ISO8859-1 (charmap=ISO-8859-1)
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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