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Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2006 16:06:50 +0300
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: DHCP client is missing

On Fri, Feb 17, 2006 at 01:29:13PM +0100, Martin Ma?ok wrote:
> I've installed OWL-2.0 on a Dell D610 notebook (just for fun :-) and
> noticed that DHCP client seems to be nowhere.
> /etc/sysconfing/network-scripts/ifup references dhclient but it is not
> packed in any of dhcp*.rpm's ...

This is intentional.  We have not yet modified the DHCP client to avoid
processing data obtained from the network as root.  Only the DHCP server
and relay have been modified for that.

If you want to take the risk anyway, you can edit the following line in


set it to 1, then build the package with "make PACKAGE=dhcp".

Owl is primarily intended for servers, so providing a DHCP server was a
higher priority for us.

Alexander Peslyak <solar at>
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