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dhcpcd 5.2.12

July 15, 2011 — BarryK
There was some recent discussion on the Puppy Forum about Wary having an old version of dhcpcd:

Yes, this is because Puppy 4.3.1 and Wary 5.1.2 were originally compiled from source in T2, and T2 is stuck on using a very old version -- 3.1.8. I just checked the T2 website, yep they are still using that old version (released in 2007).

I downloaded the latest, 5.2.12, and configured it like this (these are the recommended options for Linux):

# ./configure --libexecdir=/lib/dhcpcd --dbdir=/var/lib/dhcpcd --sysconfdir=/etc

Here is the PET (46KB):

Something is tugging at my memory about this... yes, I did compile dhcpcd 5.2.5 in Wary late last year. But, it wasn't put into Wary 5.1.2, must have forgot about it.


Woof XKB bug
Username: Iguleder
Barry, there's a problem with Woof that I've been investigating for a couple of weeks: all Ubuntu/Debian (and maybe other builds) wooflets have a critical X crash once it starts, because of the xorg_base template. In that template, /usr/share/X11/xkb is a symlink to /etc/X11/xkb, but that directory (which comes from the kbd-data packages, something you missed in dpup) is needed for the keyboard driver and it must be placed under /usr/share/X11.

re xkb
Username: BarryK
"Iguleder, I don't see that there is any problem with the symlink. If you select the kbd-data package to be installed, it will follow the symlink, so the kbd data will get installed to /etc/X11/xkb. What you would need to do is get rid of the old /etc/X11/xkb, contents, which is builtin to Woof.

dhcpcd kernel version sensitive
Username: BarryK
"I'm not sure, I think that dhcpcd is very kernel-version-sensitive. It needs to be compiled for the kernel version source that it is to be used with.

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