[pkg-dhcp-devel] Bug#775058: isc-dhcp-server: server does not start after upgrade from wheezy to jessie

Toni Mueller support at oeko.net
Sat Jan 10 20:32:01 UTC 2015

Package: isc-dhcp-server
Version: 4.3.1-5
Severity: important

Dear Maintainer,

I have cross-upgraded a machine from Wheezy/i386 to Jessie/amd64 by
re-installing, then copying the configuration back. One result is that
my DHCP server does no longer start. The init script says "[ ok ]",
but ps shows that there is no dhcp server.

# /etc/init.d/isc-dhcp-server start
[ ok ] Starting isc-dhcp-server (via systemctl): isc-dhcp-server.service.

However, if I start the DHCP server by hand, like

# dhcpd -d

it actually starts, although in the foreground.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 8.0
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.16.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages isc-dhcp-server depends on:
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]  1.5.55
ii  debianutils            4.4+b1
ii  isc-dhcp-common        4.3.1-5
ii  libc6                  2.19-13
ii  libdns-export100       1:9.9.5.dfsg-8
ii  libirs-export91        1:9.9.5.dfsg-8
ii  libisc-export95        1:9.9.5.dfsg-8
ii  lsb-base               4.1+Debian13+nmu1

isc-dhcp-server recommends no packages.

Versions of packages isc-dhcp-server suggests:
pn  isc-dhcp-server-ldap  <none>

-- Configuration Files:
/etc/dhcp/dhcpd.conf changed [not included]

-- debconf information:

I have set the interface in /etc/defaults/isc-dhcp-server to be 'br0'.

Kind regards,

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