Super noob installation question

Rick Dicaire kritek at
Thu May 23 13:58:31 UTC 2019

Why are you compiling from source, your distro has a package for this,
which includes the init script. Since you mentioned centos, the package is

user at host~: yum info dhcp
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror
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 * base:
 * epel:
 * extras:
 * updates:
Available Packages
Name        : dhcp
Arch        : x86_64
Epoch       : 12
Version     : 4.2.5
Release     : 68.el7.centos.1
Size        : 513 k
Repo        : base/7/x86_64
Summary     : Dynamic host configuration protocol software
URL         :
License     : ISC
Description : DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) is a protocol
which allows
            : individual devices on an IP network to get their own network
            : configuration information (IP address, subnetmask, broadcast
            : etc.) from a DHCP server. The overall purpose of DHCP is to
make it
            : easier to administer a large network.
            : To use DHCP on your network, install a DHCP service (or relay
            : and on clients run a DHCP client daemon.  The dhcp package
            : the ISC DHCP service and relay agent.

Source compiles typically do not include init scripts. You should only be
compiling from source if you have a specific need that the binary package
can't or doesn't address.
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