[pkg-dhcp-devel] Bug#804526: isc-dhcp-client: Does not restart dhclient on upgrade

Olaf Meeuwissen paddy-hack at member.fsf.org
Mon Nov 9 08:56:01 UTC 2015

Package: isc-dhcp-client
Version: 4.3.3-5
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

I upgraded to the reported version on 2015-10-16 but it took until a
reboot yesterday (2015-11-08) before dhclient was restarted.  I only
noticed because logcheck tripped over the log message format changes

I had expected that an upgrade would restart any running dhclient

I am aware that *most* dhclient users will trigger restarts as a side
effect of frequently changing interfaces and/or daily reboots.  I just
happen to run a bulky 24/7 workstation on DHCP via a fixed cable where
these things are rather infrequent.

It would be nice if upgrading the package restarts running instances.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: stretch/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'testing-updates'), (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 4.2.0-1-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
Init: sysvinit (via /sbin/init)

Versions of packages isc-dhcp-client depends on:
ii  debianutils       4.5.1
ii  iproute2          4.1.1-1
ii  libc6             2.19-22
ii  libdns-export100  1:9.9.5.dfsg-12
ii  libisc-export95   1:9.9.5.dfsg-12

Versions of packages isc-dhcp-client recommends:
ii  isc-dhcp-common  4.3.3-5

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

-- no debconf information

Hope this helps,
Olaf Meeuwissen, LPIC-2            FSF Associate Member since 2004-01-27
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