[pkg-dhcp-devel] Bug#811097: /usr/sbin/dhcpd: Today my dhcp server stopped working and could not be restarted

Bruce Momjian,,, bruce at momjian.us
Fri Jan 15 15:36:31 UTC 2016

Package: isc-dhcp-server
Version: 4.1.1-P1-15+squeeze9
Severity: critical
File: /usr/sbin/dhcpd
Justification: breaks unrelated software

dhcpd stopped working today and could not be restarted with 'service isc-dhcp-server restart'.  It reported a configuration check failure
but the configuration file had not been modified for months.  I found this also reported here:


Adding a symlink from /etc/dhcp/dhcpd.conf to /etc/ fixed the problem and allowed the service to start.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 6.0.10
  APT prefers squeeze-lts
  APT policy: (500, 'squeeze-lts'), (500, 'oldoldstable-updates'), (500, 'oldoldstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-amd64 (SMP w/16 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages isc-dhcp-server depends on:
ii  debconf [debconf-2.             Debian configuration management sy
ii  debianutils         3.4                  Miscellaneous utilities specific t
ii  isc-dhcp-common     4.1.1-P1-15+squeeze9 common files used by all the isc-d
ii  libc6               2.11.3-4+deb6u8      Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  lsb-base            3.2-23.2squeeze1     Linux Standard Base 3.2 init scrip

isc-dhcp-server recommends no packages.

Versions of packages isc-dhcp-server suggests:
pn  isc-dhcp-server-ldap          <none>     (no description available)

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

-- debconf information excluded

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