Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 61906
pxe & mtftp packages not available on IA64 redhat linux, dhcpd not rescent enough to be compatible with pxe
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:01 EDT
Description of Problem:
There are no pxe and mtptp rpms in ia64 redhat linux distribution. Also the
dhcpd daemon is required to be updated from www.isc.org to comply with pxe
Because of this the ia64 linux machine can not be a pxe boot server.
Not available componentes
should have these components and working.
There wasn't any way to submit requests for pxe and mtftp, so I am adding them
in dhcp component.
We can certainly look at this for future ia64 releases.
Given the fact that the dev86 package only is available on x86 platforms, it's not likely that
this is going to happen.
Question; what is the dependancy on dev86?
It has to build all the PXE bootstrap stuff (under /tftpboot/X86PC/UNDI) from source.
There are no theoretical barriers to making dev86 fully portable, but I spent a few hours
attempting to do so and ran into lots of grotty code that is probably a week or two from
running on 64-bit systems (can you say "gratuitous use of 'long'"? :).
Now that it's been a bit. Do we know what it's going to take to get this done.
And how long that might take?