Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 114344
No apparent sign of support for YP in installer
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:35 EST
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Description of problem:
I just did a clean network-based install of FC1 0.96 for AMD64 onto a
system, and found that the installer did not prompt me for any YP
(NIS) related information during the install process, unlike RH9 and
This meant that the machine required a lot of manual reconfiguration
after it came up. I had to do roughly the following:
- edit /etc/yp.conf
- edit /etc/sysconfig/network to add a NISDOMAIN entry
- edit /etc/nsswitch.conf to tell it to use YP where appropriate
- chkconfig ypbind on
- service ypbind start
- service autofs start
- service sshd restart (to get it to find the changes)
This is much more work than I'd have expected, which I'll have to
automate in my Kickstart scripts now. Quite a regression from earlier
Red Hat releases, which mostly just worked in this regard.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
FC1 0.96 for AMD64
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install FC1.
2. Try to log into an account served up using YP and automount maps.
3. Smoosh. Crash. Blam. Much fixing by hand.
Expected Results: The installer used to ask me about NIS and so on,
and do some sensible configuration for me. It no longer does.
This obviously isn't specifically a ypbind bug, since it's also
anaconda-related, but it spans several components, so I couldn't think
of a more suitable place to put it.
I'd expect the same problems to occur with the x86 installer, but I've
only done upgrades from RH9, not clean installs, with that.
Similar to RHEL3 (but changed from Red Hat Linux 9), you set this in
firstboot when you add a user there.