[pkg-dhcp-devel] Bug#760170: Reproduced with sysvinit

Neil Williams codehelp at debian.org
Sat Jan 17 15:01:02 UTC 2015

forcemerge 760170 755834

Reproduced trivially with a sysvinit system:

$ cat /etc/default/isc-dhcp-server
cat: /etc/default/isc-dhcp-server: No such file or directory
$ sudo apt install isc-dhcp-server
[sudo] password for neil: 
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Suggested packages:
The following NEW packages will be installed:
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 7 not upgraded.
Need to get 381 kB of archives.
After this operation, 863 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 http://mirror/debian/ unstable/main isc-dhcp-server amd64 4.3.1-5 [381 kB]
Fetched 381 kB in 0s (1,163 kB/s)       
Preconfiguring packages ...
Selecting previously unselected package isc-dhcp-server.
(Reading database ... 187868 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../isc-dhcp-server_4.3.1-5_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking isc-dhcp-server (4.3.1-5) ...
Processing triggers for man-db ( ...
Setting up isc-dhcp-server (4.3.1-5) ...
Generating /etc/default/isc-dhcp-server...
[FAIL] Starting ISC DHCP server: dhcpd[....] check syslog for diagnostics. ... failed!
invoke-rc.d: initscript isc-dhcp-server, action "start" failed.
dpkg: error processing package isc-dhcp-server (--configure):
 subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
neil at sylvester:qa$ apt list sysvinit*
Listing... Done
sysvinit/unstable,unstable,testing,now 2.88dsf-58 amd64 [installed]
sysvinit-core/unstable,unstable,testing,now 2.88dsf-58 amd64 [installed,automatic]
sysvinit-utils/unstable,unstable,testing,now 2.88dsf-58 amd64 [installed,automatic]


Neil Williams

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