Bug 441401

Summary: dhcp will not resolve correctly if /etc/dhclient.conf is missing
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Alan Olsen <alan>
Component: dhcpAssignee: David Cantrell <dcantrell>
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Description Alan Olsen 2008-04-07 16:45:09 EDT
Description of problem:
If /etc/dhclient.conf or /etc/dhclient-wlan0.conf is missing, my wireless
connection cannot get an ip address from dhcp.  If I use touch to create both of
those files, it works.


Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 4.0.0-14


How reproducible:
I have reproduced it multiple times on my x86_64 laptop with b43 chipset and 4.x
firmware.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try to connect with wireless and dhcp
2. touch /etc/dhclient.conf /etc/dhclient-wlan0.conf
3. Try to connect and it works
  
Actual results:
It needs those files to exist to get a dhcp addess on my wireless card.

Expected results:
It should not need those files.


Additional info:

I have no clue what causes this.  I have tried it multiple times with the same
results.  It is very weird.  eth0 connects fine with dhcp.
Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 05:07:21 EDT
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BugZappers/HouseKeeping
Comment 2 David Cantrell 2008-08-01 19:34:12 EDT
I cannot reproduce this on the final F-9 release or on rawhide.  If you can provide more details about 
exactly how you are invoking dhclient and confirm that the bug is still happening in the F-9 final release, 
please reopen the bug and provide that information.

Thanks.