[pkg-dhcp-devel] Bug#750545: isc-dhcp-client: patch for "parse_option_param: Bad format a" error

Ron ron at debian.org
Wed Jun 4 10:27:45 UTC 2014

Package: isc-dhcp-client
Version: 4.2.4-7
Severity: normal


Please consider applying this patch, and/or getting it properly
upstreamed if possible.


I'm seeing this error here with the jessie client being fed by
a wheezy server:

  # ifdown eth0; sleep 2; ifup eth0
  Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client 4.2.4
  Copyright 2004-2012 Internet Systems Consortium.
  All rights reserved.
  For info, please visit https://www.isc.org/software/dhcp/

  parse_option_param: Bad format a
  Listening on LPF/eth0


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

Kernel: Linux 3.15-rc7-amd64 (SMP w/12 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_AU.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_AU.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages isc-dhcp-client depends on:
ii  debianutils      4.4
ii  iproute          1:3.14.0-1
ii  isc-dhcp-common  4.2.4-7
ii  libc6            2.18-7

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