Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 72422
ypinit will not properly pull maps from master server when setting up a slave server
Last modified: 2015-01-07 18:59:45 EST
Description of Problem:
ypinit fails to pull maps from master server when setting up a slave server
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
pretty reliably on 2 systems, 1 running AS as a NIS master, other being set up
as a slave.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set up a master
2. configure another system as a slave
3. attempt to run ypinit -s to get the maps from the master
Failure to enumerate maps error message
maps should be pulled from the master without incident.
This appears to be the same bug I have seen in 7.1/7.2. The workaround which
still works on AS is to modify /usr/lib/yp/ypinit as follows:
find the line:
maps=`$YPBINDIR/yphelper --maps $MASTER
comment it out (yphelper returns no output which makes the script fail) and
uncomment the line above it that runs ypwhich -m
Hmm. I fixed this for 7.3. Any chance you can try the 7.3 packages and see if
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