How to enforce use of dhcpcd instead of dhclient in debian/testing?
On 2010-02-18, wzab <email@example.com> wrote:
> I have a problem with wireless networking on my laptop (uses iwl3945
> When dhclient3 is used to obtain IP address via DHCP, the connection is
> unstable. Especially when I move my laptop to another location and switch
> to another network, the IP is not obtained at all or connection is
> established only for a very short time.
> I was able to fix it by uninstalling the dhcp3-client package. In this case
> the dhcpcd is used for obtaining IP, which works flawlessly.
> Unfortunately dhcp3-client is suggested by different packages, so when I
> update my system it often gets reinstalled unless I explicitly deselect it.
> That's really tiring.
> Is there any way to assign dhcpcd higher priority than dhclient3 when my
> system is going to obtain IP?
The wicd package (an alternative to network-manager) can help you here.
It allows the user to specify which DHCP client to favour. It is
available in backports, squeeze and sid.
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