Installing fai-server Without isc-dhcp-server

Toomas Tamm tt-fai at
Thu Jul 11 11:45:27 CEST 2013

You can also leave the package installed, but disable starting it after

insserv -r isc-dhcp-server

I have chosen this route myself. In order not to forget, you can have a
configuration tool (eg cfengine) check the status of the package and
re-run the above command in cases where package upgrades re-enable the
service. This has been necessary here, as experience shows.


On Wed, 2013-07-10 at 21:51 -0400, n43w79 wrote:
> Trying to install fai-server 4.0.6 and apt-get or aptitude shall install the following (quote):
> The following NEW packages will be installed:
>    debconf-utils{a} debootstrap{a} fai-client{a} fai-server file{a}
>    isc-dhcp-server{a} libapt-pkg-perl{a} libevent-2.0-5{a}
>    libfile-copy-recursive-perl{a} libgraph-perl{a} libgssglue1{a}
>    libheap-perl{a} libmagic1{a} libnfsidmap2{a} libproc-daemon-perl{a}
>    libproc-processtable-perl{a} libtirpc1{a} mime-support{a} nfs-common{a}
>    nfs-kernel-server{a} openbsd-inetd{a} python{a} python-minimal{a}
>    python2.7{a} python2.7-minimal{a} rpcbind{a} tftpd-hpa{a} update-inetd{a}
> 0 packages upgraded, 28 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
> Need to get 7,464 kB of archives. After unpacking 24.8 MB will be used.
> Q. Is there a way NOT to install isc-dhcp-server as I already have dnsmasq on our network.
> Cheers!
> Kwon

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