Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 188212
/etc/nsswitch.conf adds nisplus which breaks stuff !
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:29 EST
Description of problem:
I *think* this is related to glibc.
The problem is a new /etc/nsswitch.conf that adds nisplus
all over the place, and this breaks lots of stuff (at least for me).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
first, see where nsswitch comes from. Then see whether the new
version contains nisplus.
Steps to Reproduce:
For me the result of nsswitch.conf containing
hosts: files nisplus dns
is that I can no longer use wget, which means that yum no longer
works. For that matter other things break too, like ssh -p 2222 ...
# wget http://ap5.com/
Resolving ap5.com... failed: No such file or directory.
above wget should work
removing nisplus from the line above fixes the problem
I don't understand why adding nisplus should cause a lookup
to fail. Perhaps that's another bug. Don't you think it's
a bit dangerous to go around changing peoples config files?
This is not the first time an automatic update has broken
something for me. Is there some solution?
Unfortunately, for others like me,it will not be sufficient
to just distribute an update! I need yum to get the update
and you've broken it.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 186592 ***