I was surprised that building a default open wrt config created an image without dhclient, After some digging we found odhcpd package for use as the dhcp server but I still can't find any package that corresponds to dhclient.

Is there an alternative I am supposed to know about or do I need to go outside of menuconfig to get the packages I need?

  • I believe dnsmasq is used for that
    – wurtel
    Jun 13, 2018 at 15:08
  • Isn't dnsmasq a dhcp server not a client? Jun 14, 2018 at 16:36

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The command is named udhcpc and its part of busybox in openwrt.

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