[pkg-dhcp-devel] Bug#814693: dhcpd[]: Can't open lease database /var/lib/dhcp/dhcpd.leases: No such file or directory

Jesse Molina jesse at opendreams.net
Sun Feb 14 10:41:09 UTC 2016

Package: isc-dhcp-server
Version: 4.3.3-8
Severity: important

New/fresh DHCPd installation with a new basic config.

Upon trying to start, this shows up in syslogs:
dhcpd[758]: Can't open lease database /var/lib/dhcp/dhcpd.leases: No such file or directory

This looks like a duplicate of bug 765910 and previously closed but 720860, but that author had some qualifiers which gives the impression that this problem is limited to certain situations. I have none; If this isn't working for me, I don't think it will work for anyone without manual intervention to fix the missing file.

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

Kernel: Linux 4.3.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/4 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]  1.5.58
ii  debianutils            4.5.1
ii  libc6                  2.21-6
ii  libdns-export100       1:9.9.5.dfsg-12.1
ii  libirs-export91        1:9.9.5.dfsg-12.1
ii  libisc-export95        1:9.9.5.dfsg-12.1
ii  lsb-base               9.20160110

Versions of packages isc-dhcp-server recommends:
ii  isc-dhcp-common  4.3.3-5
ii  policycoreutils  2.4-4

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

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

-- debconf-show failed

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