[Bug 246322] Re: nis package must provide DHCP client scripts

Harri harald.dunkel at t-online.de
Thu Jan 8 09:37:07 GMT 2009

Of course the script should not overwrite modifications done by the
user. If Debian doesn't allow to use a comment line tag like "# DO NOT
EDIT THIS FILE, or remove this line", then you could store the md5sum of
yp.conf somewhere to check for user modifications on the next run. If
the md5sum file doesn't exist, then the postinst script could ask the

BTW, the default /etc/dhcp3/dhclient.conf doesn't list the nis options
in the "require" statement, anyway, i.e. the dhclient script for nis
would not see the nis options set on the dhcp server, unless this
feature is explicitly enabled in dhclient.conf.

nis package must provide DHCP client scripts
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