Bug 193226 - "passwd:compat" no longer useful in /etc/nsswitch.conf
Summary: "passwd:compat" no longer useful in /etc/nsswitch.conf
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 192072
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
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Version: 5
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Ivana Varekova
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2006-05-26 10:13 UTC by Ian Collier
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-05-26 11:50:18 UTC
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Description Ian Collier 2006-05-26 10:13:02 UTC
Description of problem:

"man nsswitch.conf" says:

       An  example /etc/nsswitch.conf (namely, the default used when /etc/nss-
       witch.conf is missing):

       passwd:         compat
       group:          compat
       shadow:         compat

This used to work in FC4, but somewhere along the line libnss_compat seems to
have been changed so that this fails if the NIS service is currently down.  This
means a load of the boot scripts (such as the one that starts udev) emit errors
such as "root: no such user" because they are executed before NIS comes up.  You
now need to write something like:

       passwd:         compat [NOTFOUND=return] files
       group:          compat [NOTFOUND=return] files
       shadow:         compat [NOTFOUND=return] files

so (unless this is a bug in glibc) I suggest the documentation be changed to match.

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Comment 1 Ivana Varekova 2006-05-26 11:50:18 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 192072 ***

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