Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 431008
ypserv broken after Jan 28 20:49:45 update to ypserv - 2.19-7.fc8.i386
Last modified: 2008-03-04 06:29:49 EST
Description of problem:
After the 1/28/08 update to ypserv - 2.19.7.fc8.i386 the rebuilding of the maps
in /var/yp/(domainname) is broken. When running
service ypserv start
the maps don't get rebuilt. Instead, there is a message:
We need a few minutes to build the databases...
make: Nothing to be done for `target'.
firefly has been set up as a NIS master server.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Reproduced on 4 computers running Fedora Linux 8. Before update, everything was
OK, maps were rebuilt. After update, maps do not get rebuilt. Note that rpcbind
was also updated on the same day, but
rpcinfo -u localhost ypserv
gives the expected result
program 100004 version 1 ready and waiting
program 100004 version 2 ready and waiting
so I think it may be the ypserv package causing the problem. The issue seems to
be that in ypinit a loop over $maps is performed, but yphelper --maps (hostname)
only returns the ypservers map:
[root@firefly yp]# ./yphelper --maps firefly
This is all I could figure out. The bottom line is that for the same files in
/etc/passwd, etc., before the ypserv update maps were rebuilt and after the
update they don't.
Please let me know if you need more info, firstname.lastname@example.org
Steps to Reproduce:
Please disregard the sentence:
"The issue seems to be that in ypinit a loop over $maps is performed, but
yphelper --maps (hostname) only returns the ypservers map"
since this command is in the yp_slave function, not the yp_master.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Change a map file on the server, e.g. touch /etc/passwd
2. Update to 1/28 version of ypserv
3. Rebuild maps with /usr/lib/yp/ypinit -m
See: make: Nothing to be done for `target'.
Rebuilding of passwd.byname and passwd.byguid files
Thanks for reporting. Fixed ypserv-2.19-8.fc8 will be soon in testing repository.
ypserv-2.19-8.fc8 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 8
ypserv-2.19-8.fc8 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
If you want to test the update, you can install it with
su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update ypserv'. You can provide feedback for this update here: http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F8/FEDORA-2008-1321
Appears to work on my YP server.