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Old 04-22-2011, 08:45 AM   #1
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Question Struggling to get ISC DHCP going on Fedora 12.


I am struggling to set up a dhcp server. I downloaded the ISC dhcp source files, extracted them and run the ./configure, the Make and the make file. Everything went fine with no errors, After finishing the make install I expected to get the dhcp.conf file inside the directory /etc but I cant find the dhcp.conf file in order to do the configuration. If i do chkconfig dhcpd on in order to start the dhcp daemon it says "error reading information on service dhcpd: No such file or directory", can someone explain to me if i need to something else after the "make install" command. even is i try "service dhcpd start" it says unrecognised service. I am running Fedora 12. Please help
 
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why bother compiling it? Just run "yum install dhcpd" and it'll be installed.
 
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on fedora 12 ???
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why bother compiling it? Just run "yum install dhcpd" and it'll be installed.
you do not
fedora 12 is PAST IT'S End Of Life
there is and will NEVER be any support for it

please install fedora 14 , then in 3 months install fedora 15 .Then 6months after that install fedora 16
Basically install a new version EVERY 6 months .
 
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They are already. In the situation they are in and there may be plenty of real life reasons preventing upgrades to fedora, or rather use of a server is. From his situation installing through yum is fine. Assuming the repos still work...

Why be precious about fedora versions when they shouldn't be using fedora at all?

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Old 04-24-2011, 08:36 AM   #5
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Thanks guys for responding, really appreciated. I understand yum might do the tricky, I am learning Linux and currently busy on software installation in Linux, I want to enhance my knowledge particularly on installing software from source. After finishing almost every required stages to install from from source that is (download, extract, configure, make & make install)without getting any errors, it seems my software is not yet installed in my system as I can't start, in this case, my dhcpd service. I also cant get the configuration files.At this stage I wan't to install all my software from source and not using yum. In such a situation where/what should be the first point to troubleshoot. Thanks in advance!!!

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Old 04-24-2011, 03:27 PM   #6
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I understand yum might do the tricky, I am learning Linux and currently busy on software installation in Linux, I want to enhance my knowledge particularly on installing software from source
so this is NOT on a corporate busness server and you are NOT stuck( forced/required) using a DEAD and unsupported version of fedora

please do the rest of the net a favior and your self and use a SUPPORTED version !!!!

install fedora 14 !!
 
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Thanks guys for responding, really appreciated. I understand yum might do the tricky, I am learning Linux and currently busy on software installation in Linux, I want to enhance my knowledge particularly on installing software from source. After finishing almost every required stages to install from from source that is (download, extract, configure, make & make install)without getting any errors, it seems my software is not yet installed in my system as I can't start, in this case, my dhcpd service. I also cant get the configuration files.At this stage I wan't to install all my software from source and not using yum. In such a situation where/what should be the first point to troubleshoot. Thanks in advance!!!
You're trying to install generic source code and expect it to run in a personalized manner for the distribution you're using. THis doesn't make sense, though if you don't realise that , no biggy. Service scripts are NOT part of the source code generally. That's somethign that is provided for the distribution you're using. Often the source will include these scripts as additional material, but they are not part of the program itself. so you need to take an existing script from a similar package and modify it to suit dhcpd, or see if it does include one somewhere. Or just use the prebuilt version.
 
  


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