Accessing the ISC DHCP git Repository Via Command Line
- Updated on 26 Sep 2018
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To check out ISC DHCP source, type:
git clone https://source.isc.org/git/dhcp.git
This will create a local directory called dhcp which will contain all branches of the source code.
Branch names are of the form v4_X, where X represents the second number in the ISC DHCP 4 version number. So for example, to check out the ISC DHCP 4.3 branch go into the dhcp directory and run:
git checkout v4_3
Extended Release Version branches are named slightly differently, but following the same pattern. To view the latest development version of DHCP 4.1-ESV-Rx, you would want to check out branch v4_1_ESV.
To later update your repository, go into the dhcp directory and type:
git checkout BRANCH git pull origin BRANCH
...where BRANCH is the branch you are interested in viewing.
Whenever a branch is ready for publication, a tag will be placed of the form v4_X_Y. The 4.3.6 release, for instance, is tagged as v4_3_6.
The branch in which the next major release is being developed is called master.