[Dibbler] dibbler-client does not start (Lubuntu 14.04)

Tomasz Mrugalski thomson at klub.com.pl
Mon Jan 19 12:47:26 CET 2015

On 19.01.2015 12:00, Schneider, Simon (NSN - DE/Dusseldorf) wrote:
> Yes, I guess I used the most simple config, just to get an IPv6
> address from the server. See below.
> I added the "log-mode short" and "log-level 8" in an attempt to get
> more info, but it failed. No error message, also couldn't find a log
> file anywhere.
Did you use start or run? It has to print out something if you "run"
rather than "start" it. Maybe it couldn't create PID file? Here's what I
get when I run dibbler as non-root (you shouldn't do that, it's just a
demonstration that dibbler will report an error):

$ ./dibbler-client run
| Dibbler - a portable DHCPv6, version 1.0.0 (CLIENT, Linux port)
| Authors : Tomasz Mrugalski<thomson(at)klub.com.pl>,Marek
| Licence : GNU GPL v2 only. Developed at Gdansk University of Technology.
| Homepage: http://klub.com.pl/dhcpv6/
2015.01.19 12:46:36 Client Critical  Unable to create
/var/lib/dibbler/client.pid file.
2015.01.19 12:46:36 Client Warning   Unable to delete

As for the log file locations, the defaults are:
See Misc/Portable.h:
#define CLNTLOG_FILE       "/var/log/dibbler/dibbler-client.log"
#define SRVLOG_FILE        "/var/log/dibbler/dibbler-server.log"
#define RELLOG_FILE        "/var/log/dibbler/dibbler-relay.log"


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