DragonFly submit List (threaded) for 2008-05
Re: dhcp from OpenBSD
Ok, let me see if I understand the state of affairs, please tell me if
this is correct:
* dhclient ported, intended for base system. Here I am agreeing that
it would be an unnecessarily complex effort to try to turn it into
a pkgsrc package. It should simply be directly ported into our base
system, which is what Andras has done.
* dhcpd and dhcrelay exist in pkgsrc and work? Did I understand that
correctly? If so then I agree that they should NOT be placed in the
base system but should simply be used from pkgsrc.
* With regards to OpenBSD's new dhcpcd 4.0.0-beta5, my recommendation
is that we not worry about it at the moment but I'd like to see what
Andras thinks about it after taking a quick look, since he is
currently our point man with the dhcp work.
At the moment I think that the current dhclient work by Matthias and
Andras should be brought into the base system. It represents a great
deal of effort by two individuals and should not go to waste. If at some
later point the new privilage-separated code from OpenBSD becomes a
clear winner we can always port that, but we do not want to get into
the situation where we string along our porters with ever-new versions
of dhcp. That would be a bit unfair :-)