Subject: install/20133: First attempt to configure through DHCP fails
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 01/31/2003 12:00:53
>Number:         20133
>Category:       install
>Synopsis:       First attempt to configure through DHCP fails
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       high
>Responsible:    install-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Fri Jan 31 02:55:01 PST 2003
>Release:        NetBSD 1.6M
Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
The NetBSD Project -
System: NetBSD darkstar.local 1.6M NetBSD 1.6M (DARKSTAR) #194: Wed Jan 29 16:24:37 CET 2003 jmmv@darkstar.local:/usr/obj/DARKSTAR i386
Architecture: i386
Machine: i386
	The first attempt to automatically configure a network interface
	through DHCP fails. sysinst asks if you want to configure through
	DHCP; you answer yes, and then you get immediately another screen
	with configuration results (it is impossible, dhclient hasn't had
	enough time to gather the information). For some reason, the
	gateway and DNS server appear properly, both set to
	(but I guess they are some default), because everything else is

	When sysinst asks you if the configuration is ok, you answer no
	and then answer yes again to the DHCP question. This time, you can
	see how dhclient is started, and how it fetches the information
	(it needs several seconds now). Then, everything is ok.

	This happens both with 1.6M installation disks and 1.6.1_RC1.
	As described above.