Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 187320
glibc update has network problems
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:28 EST
Description of problem: yum and ncftp fail in bizarre ways (seg faults, unable
to download files). The problems disappear when I revert to
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):2.3.6-3
How reproducible: The problems seem to vary from one system to another. If a
problem exists on a system, it happens consistently.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. yum update
or start up ncftp
Actual results: errors, seg faults, hangs, etc. never observed previously
Additional info: problems disappear when I revert to older version
Do you have nisplus in /etc/nsswitch.conf?
Does removing all nisplus keywords from it fix this?
If so, this would be a dup of #186592 and as a workaround, unless you really need
to use NIS+ is just to remove nisplus from nsswitch.conf.
>Do you have nisplus in /etc/nsswitch.conf?
Yes. Not because I put it there; that file dates back to Sep 13 2002 (a Friday
no doubt). I don't recall ever touching it.
>Does removing all nisplus keywords from it fix this?
Some of the entries have nisplus only:
What do I do with those? I'm not keen on experimenting. I may have to revert
back to 2.3.5 again and on one system here downgrading left the box without a
working ld. Can I use the nsswitch.conf.rpmnew installed March 19, 2003? I
suggest you post a complete nsswitch.conf that works with 2.3.6. I don't think
I really need NIS+; I don't even know what it is.
grep nisplus /etc/nsswitch.conf
or attach your whole nsswitch.conf here?
What really matters is if none of passwd, shadow, group or hosts contain nisplus
My nsswitch.conf has (other than comments):
hosts: files dns
passwd: files nisplus
shadow: files nisplus
group: files nisplus
hosts: files nisplus dns
bootparams: nisplus [NOTFOUND=return] files
protocols: files nisplus
services: files nisplus
netgroup: files nisplus
automount: files nisplus
aliases: files nisplus
Removing nisplus from the first 4 lines should be enough.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 186592 ***