Dhcp 4.1.0a1 installation pb in Redhat Enterprise 5

David Cantrell dcantrell at redhat.com
Mon May 18 19:29:16 UTC 2009

On 05/17/2009 11:56 PM, A.L.M.Buxey at lboro.ac.uk wrote:
> Hi,
>> Iam also facing the same issue. Can someone help us in resolving this
>> issue
> you've built from source - check where the default locations are
> (suspect /usr/local/etc/ and /usr/local/var  etc etc)
> if you want RedHat niceness then use a redhat RPM (if such
> an RPM is supplied) - projects rarely cater for specific Linux
> distros out of tarballs - thats what distro package maintainers do.

Yes, we provide ISC dhcp in RHEL and Fedora.  RHEL's version will be 
slightly behind the current ISC releases since we branch RHEL and 
maintain that for 7+ years, backporting patches as necessary.  RHEL 5.x 
has dhcp-3.0.5, for example.

A lot of RHEL shops like to take the Fedora dhcp source RPM and build it 
on RHEL.  Fedora's latest release as well as Fedora rawhide (the 
development tree for Fedora) will always have the latest ISC release of 

If you want to do that, it's important to take the source RPM from 
Fedora and build it on your RHEL system (using rpmbuild).  You won't be 
able to directly install the Fedora RPMs on a RHEL system.

David Cantrell <dcantrell at redhat.com>
Red Hat / Honolulu, HI

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