Super noob installation question

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Thu May 23 13:11:09 UTC 2019

Assuming the make install completed properly, it probably didn't add the startup file or however it works on the newer stuff (i'm still on sysv init :)  So, while it may have installed dhcpd, it didn't make it an item that systemd (I assume thats what you are using) has control over or something to that effect...  hopefully someone who is familiar with systemd will be along soon...

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Pranchisco Castro" <pranchisco.ko.castro at>
> To: "Users of ISC DHCP" <dhcp-users at>
> Sent: Thursday, May 23, 2019 12:34:41 AM
> Subject: Super noob installation question

> Good day everyone.

> I'm still new to the linux scene and hoping to get some help with a dhcp source
> install.
> I have a new CentOS 7.6 server and unpacked dhcp 4.4.1 in /usr/local/src/

> I had installed dependencies based on what I saw from "yum install dhcp"
> Then from within the /usr/local/src/dhcp-4.4.1/ directory, I've done the
> following:

> ./configure --prefix=/usr
> make
> make install

> Once it completed, I wanted to see if the service was available so I entered:

> # systemctl status dhcpd
> Unit dhcpd.service could not be found.

> # systemctl enable dhcpd
> Failed to execute operation: No such file or directory

> It seems the server doesnt see the service. I can't figure out where I went
> wrong and googling would just bring up pages of normal "yum install dhcp" or
> archlinux

> Could someone point me in the right direction please?
> Thank you in advance.

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