Bug 162156 - ypserv updates overwrites /var/yp/Makefile
ypserv updates overwrites /var/yp/Makefile
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: ypserv (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Chris Feist
Jay Turner
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Blocks: 168424 170452 700703
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Reported: 2005-06-30 09:58 EDT by Sean Dilda
Modified: 2015-01-07 19:10 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: RHBA-2006-0055
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2006-03-15 10:34:00 EST
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Description Sean Dilda 2005-06-30 09:58:19 EDT
/var/yp/Makefile contains important configuration information as to how the NIS
maps are made.

Currently, the ypserv rpm marks this file as %config, but not %config(noreplace).

This means that if a ypserv update comes along and changes the Makefile, the
next time the maps are remade (which may happen automatically from cron), they
will be wrong and potentially cause problems network wide.   This file really
should be %config(noreplace) to keep issues like this from coming up.
Comment 3 Chris Feist 2005-10-31 15:34:11 EST
Fixed in ypserv-2.8-19 and later.
Comment 10 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-03-15 10:34:00 EST
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.


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