[pkg-dhcp-devel] Bug#811412: isc-dhcp-client: update to /sbin/dhclient changed config file from /etc/dhcp/dhclient.conf to /etc/dhclient.conf

Alexander Bugl alexander.bugl at mpimet.mpg.de
Mon Jan 18 17:45:55 UTC 2016

Package: isc-dhcp-client
Version: 4.1.1-P1-15+squeeze9
Severity: important


it looks like the security update 4.1.1-P1-15+squeeze9 to isc-dhcp-client changed
the use of the config file for /sbin/dhclient from /etc/dhcp/dhclient.conf to
/etc/dhclient.conf -- the latter is not existing on squeeze machines, and so only
some default DHCP options are requested from the DHCP server.

In our case the option domain-search was not used, and so some of our NFS mounts
broke as we did not use the FQDN.

Please switch back to the original behaviour of using /etc/dhcp/dhclient.conf,
which is part of the package isc-dhcp-client.

Why was this changed, such a change should not be part of a security update?

With regards, Alex

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

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-amd64 (SMP w/8 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages isc-dhcp-client depends on:
ii  debianutils         3.4                  Miscellaneous utilities specific t
ii  iproute             20100519-3           networking and traffic control too
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

isc-dhcp-client recommends no packages.

Versions of packages isc-dhcp-client suggests:
pn  avahi-autoipd                 <none>     (no description available)
pn  resolvconf                    <none>     (no description available)

-- no debconf information

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