[Kea-users] Still unsupported / ancient 1.1.0 in Debian stretch

Hugh Connolly hconnolly at gcet.net
Thu Jan 24 14:59:28 UTC 2019


The Debian way:
Add testing repos to /etc/apt/sources.list

set your default to stable in /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/default-release

APT::Default-Release "stable";

install with
sudo apt install -t testing kea

Not 100% of the  debian package name,  were using centos7 with rpms built for our purposes.

I use Debian for all my personal computing.

Hugh Connolly
Network Engineer

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On Jan 24 2019, at 6:13 am, Kevin Olbrich <ko at sv01.de> wrote:
Am Mi., 23. Jan. 2019 um 20:28 Uhr schrieb Victoria Risk <vicky at isc.org>:

Hi Kevin,

Thanks for this post.

On Jan 23, 2019, at 7:40 AM, Kevin Olbrich <ko at sv01.de> wrote:


I know we had this talk several times in the past (including myself):
Debian repos still serve Kea 1.1.0 by default on stretch.

While this should be fixed, Sury seems to have taken things in his
hand and provides unofficial builds in a public repository:

He also provides all sorts of PHP builds for which he is famous.

I would realy like to see an official repo or recent builds of Kea in
the distribution tree.

We are aware of the problem. We do need to figure out a way to make Kea easier to install for our users. it is on our list to produce some official binaries with our next release.
Ondřej Surý, our DNS development team lead, is an experienced packager and he did produce an experimental Kea package as you have seen, but the Kea team hasn’t been able to validate it or take it over so we are not recommending it yet.

Wow, I didn't know Ondřej Surý is related to ISC/Kea. I use his
packages for nginx / TLS 1.3 and PHP a lot in our large infrastructure
and they are always working perfectly.
I appreciate his work, a big thank you to him!

The issue with Kea packaging is, of course, all the dependencies we have on other open source projects (Boost, log4C+, sysrepo, etc). In some cases the versions we are dependent on are ALSO not available in current packages from the OS packagers.

We did, with Kea 1.5, write and test step by step instructions for building Kea on several OSes, which I realize is not as good as providing a repo, but it is a start. https://kb.isc.org/docs/kea-build-on-debian

I can’t find an open issue in the Kea gitlab for creating binaries, so I am going to create one now. Please feel free to comment on it. https://gitlab.isc.org/isc-projects/kea/issues/425

We did a Doodle poll a while ago, and the OSes used by Kea users were #! CentOS, #2 Ubuntu, #3 Debian. https://doodle.com/poll/g2ff9rwpdzxwsvhh

I left a vote when it was announced to the ML. We use an image for our
large (distributed) setup of DHCP + MySQL M/S:

Most of my images are based on Debian for the simplicity of involving
linux newbies and because they allow very small builds.
[I am no supporter of containers (yet).]


Kind regards
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Victoria Risk
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