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Bug 38768 - dhcp package doesn't make dhcpd.leases file
Summary: dhcp package doesn't make dhcpd.leases file
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 5405
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: dhcp
Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Erik Troan
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
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Reported: 2001-05-02 15:36 UTC by Ryan Weiss
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:32 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2001-05-02 15:36:26 UTC

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Description Ryan Weiss 2001-05-02 15:36:21 UTC
Running init.d/dhcpd start|stop|status gives no output, and doesn't start 
the server.  Running /usr/sbin/dhcpd kicks an error 
about /var/lib/dhcp/dhcpd.leases missing.  Doing a 
touch /var/lib/dhcp/dhcpd.leases and then kicking the server makes it work 

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install dhcp-2.0p15-4 rpm
2.Edit /etc/dhcpd.conf (this step doesn't make a diff) /etc/rc.d/init.d/dhcpd start|status|<nothing>

Actual Results:  see no output, and server doesn't start -broken IMHO

Expected Results:  touch /var/lib/dhcp/dhcpd.leases - try step 2 again, 
and it will work server starts running

If you run /usr/sbin/dhcpd at step 3 above, you get an error message:
Can't open lease database /var/lib/dhcp/dhcpd.leases: No such file or 
directory -- check for failed database rewrite attempt!
Please read the dhcpd.leases manual page if you.
don't know what to do about this.

Comment 1 Ryan Weiss 2001-05-06 04:42:30 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 5405 ***

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