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From: Rudmer van Dijk <rudmer.van.dijk@...>
Subject: Re: Re: Watch out for dhcpcd-2.0.4
Date: Sun, 9 Apr 2006 16:16:42 +0200
On Sunday 09 April 2006 15:05, Duncan wrote:
> > I synced this morning and amongst the updates was dhcpcd-2.0.4
> > just now I rebooted my machine and I couldn't get an ip-address from my
> > cable-modem... reverting to dhcpcd-2.0.3 solved my problem.
> >
> > I re-emerged dhcpcd-2.0.4 before reverting to the previous version and I
> > couldn't see any compile errors...
>
> What version of baselayout are you running?  Are you on ~arch there also,
> and have baselayout-1.12.0_pre17 (or better, I haven't synced today)?

I'm running ~amd64:
Portage 2.1_pre7-r5
System uname: 2.6.17-rc1-mm2 x86_64 AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3200+
Gentoo Base System version 1.12.0_pre17
Udev: sys-fs/udev-089-r2

> From the baselayout changelog:
>
> *baselayout-1.12.0_pre17 (07 Apr 2006)
>
>   07 Apr 2006; Roy Marples <uberlord@g.o>
>   +baselayout-1.12.0_pre17.ebuild:
>   New release - load of changes! Quick summary.
>   resolv.conf management punted to resolvconf-gentoo
>   net modules helpers.d punted
>     - means you'll probably need ~ARCH of your dhcp client
>   udev coldplug support.
>
> BTW, that means you should probably be running an updated udev as well,
> particularly if you run coldplug, as it's integrated in udev now (and
> consequently blocks the separate package coldplug).

I'm not using coldplug

> Be sure you've etc-updated everything, too, as between the three updates,
> there are enough changes to break your system in a variety of ways, if you
> haven't updated the config to work with the new packages.  There /are/
> quite a few changes, and some of them change the files in /etc enough that
> failing to do appropriately merge the changes /will/ break things!

I always etc-update my system after emerging and especially _before_ 
rebooting. (you forget it once, then you know which bad things can happen...)

> As for dhcpcd itself, I too have it merged, but don't use it under normal
> circumstances, as I run a static IP behind a rather old router.  The
> dhcpcd and a few other packages are there only as backup, in the hopefully
> unlikely event I have to go back to dialup on short enough notice I don't
> have time to grab the sources and merge them before I lose broadband, or
> in case the router gives up the ghost and I can't get a new one right away
> for some reason.

after the sync of this morning I have installed portage-2.1_pre7-r5, 
man-pages-2.29, git-1.2.6 and somewhat later openoffice-bin-2.0.2.
and the funny thing is, I tried dhcpcd-2.0.4 just now and it works... I get an 
ip-address also after a reboot. I did not change any files in /etc apart 
from /etc/portage/package.mask to remove =net-misc/dhcpcd-2.0.4.

so problem solved, but I'm still curious as to what changed so that it works 
now... 

	Rudmer

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Watch out for dhcpcd-2.0.4
-- Rudmer van Dijk
Re: Watch out for dhcpcd-2.0.4
-- Duncan
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