Debian Bug report logs - #535361
dhcp-probe doesn't find network interfaces

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Package: dhcp-probe; Maintainer for dhcp-probe is Laurent Guignard <>; Source for dhcp-probe is src:dhcp-probe.

Reported by: Michel Blockelet <>

Date: Wed, 1 Jul 2009 22:39:01 UTC

Severity: grave

Found in version dhcp-probe/1.3.0-2

Fixed in version dhcp-probe/1.3.0-3

Done: Laurent Guignard <>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Bug#535361; Package dhcp-probe. (Wed, 01 Jul 2009 22:39:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Michel Blockelet <>:
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From: Michel Blockelet <>
Subject: dhcp-probe doesn't find network interfaces
Date: Thu, 02 Jul 2009 00:35:50 +0200
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Subject: dhcp-probe doesn't find network interfaces
Package: dhcp-probe
Version: 1.3.0-2
Justification: renders package unusable
Severity: grave

When starting dhcp_probe (via init.d script or not), I get in syslog :
> dhcp_probe[17563]: starting, version 1.3.0
> dhcp_probe[17563]: get_myipaddr: couldn't locate interface eth1
> dhcp_probe[17563]: couldn't determine IP addr for interface eth1
> dhcp_probe[17563]: exiting

By hacking the C code, I found that dhcp_probe sees four interfaces
named "lo", "", "", and "#002" !...

I don't know how to fix this bug.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing'), (10, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.29-2-amd64 (SMP w/8 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages dhcp-probe depends on:
ii  libc6                         2.9-12     GNU C Library: Shared
ii  libnet1                       1.1.4-1    library for the
construction and h
ii  libpcap0.8                    1.0.0-2    system interface for
user-level pa
ii  ucf                           3.0018     Update Configuration File:

dhcp-probe recommends no packages.

dhcp-probe suggests no packages.

-- no debconf information

Michel Blockelet <>
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Bug#535361; Package dhcp-probe. (Mon, 20 Jul 2009 19:06:08 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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Message #10 received at (full text, mbox):

From: Laurent Guignard <>
Subject: Need more information
Date: Mon, 20 Jul 2009 21:04:59 +0200

Is it possible to provide the result of ifconfig command ?
Is there any interface configured with IPV4 on your host ?

Thanks in advance.
Best regards

Laurent Guignard, Registered as user #301590 with the Linux Counter
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Message #15 received at (full text, mbox):

From: Laurent Guignard <>
Subject: Bug#535361: fixed in dhcp-probe 1.3.0-3
Date: Sat, 17 Oct 2009 12:17:05 +0000
Source: dhcp-probe
Source-Version: 1.3.0-3

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
dhcp-probe, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to pool/main/d/dhcp-probe/dhcp-probe_1.3.0-3.diff.gz
  to pool/main/d/dhcp-probe/dhcp-probe_1.3.0-3.dsc
  to pool/main/d/dhcp-probe/dhcp-probe_1.3.0-3_amd64.deb

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Laurent Guignard <> (supplier of updated dhcp-probe package)

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Format: 1.8
Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2009 14:17:48 +0200
Source: dhcp-probe
Binary: dhcp-probe
Architecture: source amd64
Version: 1.3.0-3
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Laurent Guignard <>
Changed-By: Laurent Guignard <>
 dhcp-probe - network dhcp or bootp server discover
Closes: 535172 535361 542350
 dhcp-probe (1.3.0-3) unstable; urgency=low
   * Fix dhcp-probe.postinst script (closes: #535172).
   * Fix postrm problem on /etc/ file.
   * Fix dhcp-probe.init.d script to enable -T option
     (Thanks to Ilkka Virta <>).
   * Fix dhcp-probe.init.d script (closes: #542350). Thanks to
     Petter Reinholdtsen <> for the patch.
   * Add patch to adapt src/get_myipaddr.c file to 32 or 64 bits system by
     pre-compilation directive in source code and debian/rules file update
     (closes: #535361).
 ed3cffc1d2d7de58930b38e7db4d502ae58ddce4 1133 dhcp-probe_1.3.0-3.dsc
 59738c42df832f3666026cfc7166dc2e8d278dcc 9157 dhcp-probe_1.3.0-3.diff.gz
 2c9bbebc77e47716c771f7e417a882fdb7116722 67450 dhcp-probe_1.3.0-3_amd64.deb
 3a52076379f2226e5299536b34c75ef0146d2aa0ab880faea72688117296bd50 1133 dhcp-probe_1.3.0-3.dsc
 6864d835a7acbf7cbe606f541121072d5bcb11c4d3f32dc1845d774347627908 9157 dhcp-probe_1.3.0-3.diff.gz
 599ace87abe19ea97f8cb5f10795e8698ebe8ca39309a955dee333e56a81ee1c 67450 dhcp-probe_1.3.0-3_amd64.deb
 5fe091d97048253ad8cb7ab7ca1928de 1133 net optional dhcp-probe_1.3.0-3.dsc
 1c1dad95a04cf86ddb0627b432ac2a51 9157 net optional dhcp-probe_1.3.0-3.diff.gz
 b6f7fe430399b80044b4e28748131ad6 67450 net optional dhcp-probe_1.3.0-3_amd64.deb

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