"make install" of the new ISC DHCP 4.2.1rc1 overwrites current

schilling schilling2006 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 23 23:13:38 UTC 2011

Why couldn't this be fixed by ISC DHCP maintainer/developer?
ISC Bind does not overwrite the existing configuration.
Is ISC DHCP the only well respected Open Source software to do this?

BTW, I respect the work of all DHCP maintainer/developer, it is just
out of ordinary of to have this "feature" associated with a so good



On Wed, Feb 23, 2011 at 3:10 PM, Andris Kalnozols <andris at hpl.hp.com> wrote:
>> <juergen.dietl at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> today I installed the new ISC DHCP 4.2.1RC1  because they fixed several bugs
>> with OMAPI. But for any reason this package overwrites the current
>> dhcpd.conf with an example dhcpd.conf. It was not a problem because I have a
>> backup of the old config file. But do you have a hint how I could change
>> this behavior because it might make some problems in production networks.
>> thanx a lot,
>> cheers,
>> Juergen
> See < http://ftp.hpl.hp.com/pub/andris/configure-hpl > as an
> example of how I solved this very same problem.  It is from
> our build of DHCP version 4.1.2 but should still be applicable
> in your case.
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