Perhaps I’m going mad, but I started a 15.2 update to discover the installer wanted to remove the ISC DHCP server. So I checked the repos “No official package for 15.3”. I looked at the release notes for removed packages - not listed, I searched the Net, nobody mentioning it. Am I missing something ? DHCP and interlinking with BIND DNS to add/remove addresses and dynamic IP addresses is kind-of critical for me.

Appreciate any help!

I am not a dhcp user but, looking in yast software management, it is seen that dhcp server is available on 15.3

yast Info after dhcp search says: from Update repository with updates from SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 with priority 99 and vendor SUSE LLC <>

I don’t have it installed but it looks to be available. Hope this helps.

tom kosvic

Check your repos.

zypper lr -d

Hmm, this was doing the recommended safest update method I’ve used over the years - off-line via ISO image/USB stick
Yes it did remove DHCP server (with no option in package list or patterns to avoid) and a lot of other stuff that later had to be manually installed, plus recovering their config files:

  • ISC DHCP server
  • Squid
  • Syslog-ng was changed to Rsyslog
  • Hostapd
  • Sendmail
  • GCC

…to name some key packages
Not the smoothest of SuSe upgrades, and I’ve done a few!

 > lsb-release -dr
Description:    openSUSE Leap 15.3
Release:        15.3
 > LANG=C zypper info dhcp-server
Loading repository data...
Reading installed packages...

Information for package dhcp-server:
Repository     : Update repository with updates from SUSE Linux Enterprise 15
Name           : dhcp-server
Version        : 4.3.6.P1-6.11.1
Arch           : x86_64
Vendor         : SUSE LLC <>
Installed Size : 2.3 MiB
Installed      : No
Status         : not installed
Source package : dhcp-4.3.6.P1-6.11.1.src
Summary        : ISC DHCP Server
Description    : 
    This package contains the ISC DHCP server.

    Please read the documentation in /usr/share/doc/packages/dhcp-server
    regarding configuration of the DHCP server.

 > LANG=C zypper repos repo-sle-update
Alias          : repo-sle-update
Name           : Update repository with updates from SUSE Linux Enterprise 15
URI            :
Enabled        : Yes
GPG Check      : (r ) Yes
Priority       : 99 (default priority)
Autorefresh    : On
Keep Packages  : Off
Type           : rpm-md
GPG Key URI    : 
Path Prefix    : /
Parent Service : 
Keywords       : ---
Repo Info Path : /etc/zypp/repos.d/repo-sle-update.repo
MD Cache Path  : /var/cache/zypp/raw/repo-sle-update

No, you’re not going mad – you’ve only forgotten to include the Leap 15.3 “SUSE Linux Enterprise” (SLE) repositories …