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FS#28032 - [dhclient]: can't create /var/lib/dhclient/dhclient-...-wlan0.lease: No such file or directory

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Andreas Kr├╝ger (kardech) - Saturday, 21 January 2012, 16:56 GMT
Last edited by Eric Belanger (Snowman) - Sunday, 04 November 2012, 02:00 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Kevin Piche (kpiche)
Isenmann Daniel (ise)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 6
Private No

Details

Description:

I kept seeing these in /var/log/everything.log,
upon connecting to a network:

Jan 16 21:14:34 localhost dhclient: Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client 4.2.3-P1
Jan 16 21:14:34 localhost dhclient: Copyright 2004-2011 Internet Systems Consortium.
Jan 16 21:14:34 localhost dhclient: All rights reserved.
Jan 16 21:14:34 localhost dhclient: For info, please visit https://www.isc.org/software/dhcp/
Jan 16 21:14:34 localhost dhclient:
Jan 16 21:14:34 localhost dhclient: can't create /var/lib/dhclient/dhclient-00fb385d-ed15-42bc-9ead-34897c52815a-wlan0.lease: No such file or directory

Indeed, directory /var/lib/dhclient did not exist.

I created it, and the "can't create" message
did not reappear.

There should be no need to create that directory manually,
the installation of the dhclient package should do that.

As of dhclient-4.2.3.2-2, the installation does not create
that directory.

Regards, and thank you for providing fine software,

Andreas
This task depends upon

Closed by  Eric Belanger (Snowman)
Sunday, 04 November 2012, 02:00 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  Fixed in dhclient 4.2.4.2-1
Comment by Isenmann Daniel (ise) - Thursday, 02 February 2012, 07:36 GMT
dhclient shouldn't use /var/lib/dhclient as lease file directory. As stated in the PKGBUILD, it should use /var/state/dhclient as lease directory given as configure parameter: http://projects.archlinux.org/svntogit/packages.git/tree/trunk/PKGBUILD?h=packages/dhcp
Comment by Greg (dolby) - Tuesday, 23 October 2012, 12:49 GMT
Seems like dhcp and dhclient are the only packages using /var/state in the repos.
I guess the lease files should go to /var/lib/

@ise: The PKGBUILD doesnt say why, it just *choose* to use /var/state.
Why can't /var/lib be used?

The configure script uses eg. $LOCALSTATEDIR/db/dhclient6.leases by default.

This is from fedora's spec file:
" --with-srv-lease-file=%{_localstatedir}/lib/dhcpd/dhcpd.leases \
--with-srv6-lease-file=%{_localstatedir}/lib/dhcpd/dhcpd6.leases \
--with-cli-lease-file=%{_localstatedir}/lib/dhclient/dhclient.leases \
--with-cli6-lease-file=%{_localstatedir}/lib/dhclient/dhclient6.leases \
--with-srv-pid-file=%{_localstatedir}/run/dhcpd.pid \
--with-srv6-pid-file=%{_localstatedir}/run/dhcpd6.pid \
--with-cli-pid-file=%{_localstatedir}/run/dhclient.pid \
--with-cli6-pid-file=%{_localstatedir}/run/dhclient6.pid \
--with-relay-pid-file=%{_localstatedir}/run/dhcrelay.pid \
--with-ldap \
--with-ldapcrypto \
--with-libbind=%{_includedir} --with-libbind-libs=%{_libdir} \
--disable-static \"

http://pkgs.fedoraproject.org/cgit/dhcp.git/tree/dhcp.spec

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