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Thread: Cannot remove package

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    North Carolina U.S.
    Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

    Cannot remove package

    Hey all, sure this has been asked and I've found several post about similar situations with different packages. Anyways I just installed Ubuntu server and I'm trying to set it up for a static IP. First question is after following this post

    I'm unclear what the broadcast field is and whether or not I need it and if so what the address should be.

    The other problem I am having is when trying to remove the dhcp-client package I get an error stating 'Virtual packages like 'dhcp-client' can't be removed'

    Is there any way to get rid of it? Do I really have to? And if I don't does it leave a security hole open? Thanks.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: Cannot remove package

    In my static network configuration, I only use the fields
    - address
    - netmask
    - gateway

    I haven't removed dhcp-client, because it doesn't hurt to be there and it won't be used.


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