[pkg-dhcp-devel] Bug#765910: closed by Michael Gilbert <mgilbert at debian.org> (Bug#814693: fixed in isc-dhcp 4.3.3-9)

martin f krafft madduck at debian.org
Mon Feb 29 06:52:19 UTC 2016

reopen 765910

also sprach Debian Bug Tracking System <owner at bugs.debian.org> [2016-02-29 00:33 +0100]:
>    * Touch dhcpd.leases during postinst if it doesn't exist (closes: #765910).

Thanks for tackling this issue. Unfortunately, I must have expressed
myself unclearly. The fix does not solve the problem. Postinst is
run at installation time. If the file is removed after installation
(e.g. because /var/lib/dhcp is a tmpfs and gets cleaned on every
boot), then the server won't start any longer.

Presumably one might argue that software ought to be able to rely on
the persistence of files in /var/lib, and I won't disagree with
that. However, given the nature of the file, nonexistence is not
a show-stopper at all, and instaed, the daemon itself or at least
the startup mechanism should ensure the file gets created unless

Thanks for your (re-)consideration,

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