[pkg-dhcp-devel] Bug#675372: isc-dhcp-client: dhclient wastes one minute at boot time on an unplugged link

Vincent fourmond at debian.org
Thu May 31 16:35:29 UTC 2012

Package: isc-dhcp-client
Version: 4.2.2.dfsg.1-5
Severity: important


  Recently (corresponding to the installation of 4.2.2.dfsg.1-5), my
boot time went fromn 15 s to more than 1 minute because dhcp is trying
hard to get an IP address from an interface with nothing plugged
into. This looks a bit like #615532, but it happened only very

  In addition, the method mentioned in #615532 doesn't work: I
installed ifplugd but nothing changes.

  This is the contents of my interfaces file, which hasn't changed
since the installation:

~ cat /etc/network/interfaces 
# This file describes the network interfaces available on your system
# and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5).

# The loopback network interface
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

# The primary network interface
allow-hotplug eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp

  Any idea/workaround ? This is pretty painful !



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

Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-2-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages isc-dhcp-client depends on:
ii  debianutils      4.3
ii  iproute          20120319-1
ii  isc-dhcp-common  4.2.2.dfsg.1-5
ii  libc6            2.13-32

isc-dhcp-client recommends no packages.

Versions of packages isc-dhcp-client suggests:
pn  avahi-autoipd  <none>
pn  resolvconf     <none>

-- no debconf information

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