DHCP broke, no such user: dhcpd



  • Hello.
    I had a power outage and my pfSense box DHCP broke…

    The DHCP log says

    Aug 3 19:38:01	dhcpd		exiting.
    Aug 3 19:38:01	dhcpd		process and the information we find helpful for debugging..
    Aug 3 19:38:01	dhcpd		before submitting a bug. These pages explain the proper
    Aug 3 19:38:01	dhcpd		bugs on either our web page at www.isc.org or in the README file
    Aug 3 19:38:01	dhcpd		than a configuration issue please read the section on submitting
    Aug 3 19:38:01	dhcpd		If you think you have received this message due to a bug rather
    Aug 3 19:38:01	dhcpd		no such user: dhcpd
    Aug 3 19:38:01	dhcpd		For info, please visit https://www.isc.org/software/dhcp/
    Aug 3 19:38:01	dhcpd		All rights reserved.
    Aug 3 19:38:01	dhcpd		Copyright 2004-2016 Internet Systems Consortium.
    Aug 3 19:38:01	dhcpd		Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Server 4.3.4
    

    What to do?
    Can I reinstall somehow through the console?
    Or can I fix it in some other way?



  • I did a

    pkg install -Rf isc-dhcp43-server-4.3.4

    , and it created the user again, is that ok? Or did I something bad?


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    Your fix is probably the easiest solution, though it's tough to say what might have been wrong to start with. Power outage might have led to some filesystem corruption, some additional runs of fsck might have been a good idea before making more changes.


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