FreeBSD Port: isc-dhcp3-client-3.0.3_1

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Fri May 5 11:43:52 UTC 2006

Dear port maintainer Joerq:

I installed the isc-dhcp-client pkg on my FreeBSD 6.0 system.
I have this in my rc.conf


I get these error messages over and over on boot.
Have to reboot in single user mode to edit rc.conf to stop
message by commenting out the ifconfig_dc0="DHCP" statement.

 Can't bind to dhcp address: Address already in use
 Please make sure there is no other dhcp server
 running and that there's no entry for dhcp or
 bootp in /etc/inetd.conf.   Also make sure you
 are not running HP JetAdmin software, which
 includes a bootp server.

I have no other dhcp server running and there's no entry for dhcp or
 bootp in /etc/inetd.conf.

Is there something else that has to be configured to get this to

Was using the built in dhclient but it does not seen to be
functioning correctly since 4.11.

5.0 changed the  /etc/rd.c boot process.
The dhclient-script in completely different between the base
dhclient version and the port version. Neither script version
uses the "recorder" statements to control the timing during
the boot process when they get executed like the other
services in /etc/rc.d do.

The isc-dhcp-server port/pkg is working fine.

The base dhclient works ok as long as one does not use any of the
Dhclient-exit-hooks is not executing "if" logic or the logger
It exhibits all the signs of being executed to early in the boot
Trying to use the ports version with no joy.

Review the question list for thread on this subject for more

Thanks for any light you can shine on this.

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