Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 451740
system-config-services seems to fail to start all services in correct runlevel
Last modified: 2009-07-14 12:05:30 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9b5) Gecko/2008043010 Fedora/3.0-0.60.beta5.fc9 Firefox/3.0b5
Description of problem:
This is a definitely an "Apollo 13" bug; a bug that happened early and didn't manifest itself for a long time, but when it did, the effect was quite dramatic. So first the dramatic effect: after installing my machine with F9, I started firefox and all my configuration/bookmarks/etc were **gone**. Quite disturbing. The cause: firefox couldn't deal with my configuration because it couldn't obtain the file locks across NFS (my $HOME is NFS mounted). It couldn't do this because rpc.statd was dead. rpc.statd was dead because it couldn't register with rpcbind (nee portmap). It couldn't register with rpcbind because rpc.statd was starting *before* rpcbind. It was starting before rpcbind because, despite the configuration in /etc/init.d, rpcbind was only configured to start in runleves 2, 4, and 5. Specifically it was *not* starting runlevel 3. Now my situation is definitely odd because my graphics card was not recognized during the install and so I had to use the all the anaconda system-config scripts. In particular system-config-services.
I'm calling this a medium level bug, not because it in-and-of-itself is so bad, but because under certain circumstances (like an NFS mounted $HOME) it can have profoundly disturbing effects.
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Steps to Reproduce:
This wasn't seen on ia64. Moving to i686 since that appears to be where the
user saw it.
James, have you actually used system-config-services to change anything w.r.t.
the rpcbind service?
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