Re: [PATCH] Enable dhcpcd instead of dhclient

On Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 11:24 AM, Roy Marples <roy marples name> wrote:
> The current configure environment forced me to install ppp for the
> development headers. I neither use nor care about ppp, so the same
> argument could be applied there.

Not really. ppp is a build time dependency, NM would not build without
it. dhcp clients are runtime dependencies.


> The reason why it's a build time check is that it's a lot easier to
> check the clients work in a shell script than in C at runtime.
> 1) Only dhcpcd-4 works with NM - older versions will not
> 2) Only ISC dhclient works with NM - derived versions will not
> (OpenBSD and FreeBSD have their own trimmed down versions with POSIX
> command line and don't have all the options needed)
>> I'd say, if an absolute path is given (i.e.
>> --with-dhcp-client=/sbin/dhclient), simply take this path and do no
>> further checks. Imo it's safe to assume, if someone is using the
>> configure flag this way, he knows what he's doing.
> That's probably a safe assumption to make.
> Thanks
> Roy
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