The dhcpcd package contains the dhcpcd client. This is useful for connecting your computer to a network which uses DHCP to assign network addresses.
Download (HTTP): http://www.phystech.com/ftp/dhcpcd-1.3.22-pl4.tar.gz
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Estimated build time: 0.04 SBU
Install dhcpcd by running the following commands:
patch -Np1 -i ../dhcpcd-1.3.22-pl4-fhs-1.patch && ./configure --prefix="" --sysconfdir=/var/lib && make
Now, as the root user:
patch -Np1 -i ../dhcpcd-1.3.22-pl4-fhs-1.patch: dhcpcd unpatched puts all configuration and temporary files in /etc/dhcpc. This becomes very annoying when dhcpcd tells you it's running and it's not. You look in /var/run for the PID file, but it's not there, the PID file that needs deleting is in /etc/dhcpc. This patch brings this program into FHS compliance, but more importantly, puts files where you expect them to be.
--prefix="": There may be a good reason for abandoning the normal BLFS convention of using --prefix=/usr here. If you are installing DHCP, it is likely that it is required during the boot process and /usr may be network mounted, in which case dhcpcd wouldn't be available due to being on the network! Therefore, depending on your situation, you may want it to be installed in /sbin or /usr/sbin. This command installs to /sbin.
--sysconfdir=/var/lib: This command installs configuration files in the /var/lib directory.
To configure dhcpcd, you need to first install the network service script, /etc/sysconfig/network-devices/services/dhcpcd included in the blfs-bootscripts-6.1 package (as user root):
install -v -d /etc/sysconfig/network-devices/ifconfig.eth0 && cat > /etc/sysconfig/network-devices/ifconfig.eth0/dhcpcd << "EOF" ONBOOT="yes" SERVICE="dhcpcd" DHCP_START="[insert appropriate start options here]" DHCP_STOP="-k [insert additional stop options here]" # Set PRINTIP="yes" to have the script print # the DHCP assigned IP address PRINTIP="no" # Set PRINTALL="yes" to print the DHCP assigned values for # IP, SM, DG, and 1st NS. This requires PRINTIP="yes". PRINTALL="no" EOF
For more information on the appropriate DHCP_START and DHCP_STOP values, examine the man page for dhcpcd.
Last updated on 2005-08-01 13:29:19 -0600