FS#41216 - [wicd] works with dhclient and dhcpcd 6.3.2-1 but not dhcpcd 6.4.0-1

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Michael (hede) - Wednesday, 16 July 2014, 10:16 GMT
Last edited by Angel Velasquez (angvp) - Sunday, 04 February 2018, 18:52 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Angel Velasquez (angvp)
Architecture All
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


I'm using wicd to connect to wireless networks. Some of them are always working, but for some I have to downgrade dhcpcd or use dhclient.

For some reason right after getting the IP address wicd cuts the connection. For me this happens only with some of the networks I connect to and with dhcpcd 6.4.0-1. Downgrading dhcpcd to 6.3.2-1 helps. And dhclient also works.
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Closed by  Angel Velasquez (angvp)
Sunday, 04 February 2018, 18:52 GMT
Reason for closing:  Upstream
Comment by Roy Marples (rsmarples) - Sunday, 03 August 2014, 15:46 GMT
This is a bug with wicd.

wicd assumes that when dhcpcd forks it has a working IPv4 address.
Starting with dhcpcd-6.4.0, slaac private is the default. A side effect of this is that on a fresh boot, IPv6 / DHCPv6 has a better chance of finishing before IPv4 / DHCPv4.
dhcpcd forks when either IPv4 or IPv6 is configured.

To change this, add:
waitip 4

to dhcpcd.conf, however this does rely on a working IPv4 connection.
Comment by Roy Marples (rsmarples) - Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 23:04 GMT
Maybe consider adding dhcpcd-qt and/or dhcpcd-gtk to Arch from the dhcpcd-ui project?