[pkg-dhcp-devel] Bug#616290: Patches solving FTBFS of isc-dhcp for GNU/Hurd [ISC-Bugs #24697]

Petter Reinholdtsen via RT dhcp-bugs at isc.org
Sat Feb 22 22:15:31 UTC 2014

[Shawn Routhier 2012-12-03] 
> Here's the patch. It is in HEAD and will therefore go into the next
> feature (4.3.0a1 probably) but we currently don't plan to put it
> into 4.2.5 or 4.1-ESV-R6. We are still working on the roadmap for
> 4.3.0 so I'm not sure when we will release it.

The 4.3.0a1-2 version is now in experimental, and it fail to build on
Hurd, according to
<URL: https://buildd.debian.org/status/package.php?p=isc-dhcp&suite=experimental >
with this error message:

   ../bind/include/isc/net.h:184:8: error: redefinition of 'struct in6_pktinfo'

So I guess there is still some porting needed to get ics-dhcp building
on Hurd.

The isc-dhcp package is as far as I can tell the last package needed
to get Hurd using only packagees in Debian Sid to boot and get an IP
address using DHCP.  I base it on this list of packages my test
machine have installed from the porters repository and not from sid:

root at hurdtest:~#  aptitude search '?narrow(?version(CURRENT),?origin(Debian Ports))'
i   emacs               - GNU Emacs editor (metapackage)
i   gdb                 - GNU Debugger
i   hurd-recommended    - Miscellaneous translators
i   isc-dhcp-client     - ISC DHCP client
i   isc-dhcp-common     - common files used by all the isc-dhcp* packages
i   x86info             - Display diagnostic information about i386 compatible 
root at hurdtest:~#

The packages emacs, gdb, hurd-recommended and x86info other packages
are not required to get a working system in a dhcp network like
mine. :)

Happy hacking
Petter Reinholdtsen

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