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Re: am-utils and NIS (fwd)

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Subject: Re: am-utils and NIS (fwd)
From: (Ariel Faigon)
Date: Fri, 23 Apr 1999 10:31:47 -0700 (PDT)
Organization: Silicon Graphics Inc.
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[forwarding bounced message from ralf who changed addresses...]
Peace, Ariel

From: Ralf Baechle <>
To: Charles Lepple <>, Linux/SGI <linux@cthulhu>
Subject: Re: am-utils and NIS
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On Fri, Apr 23, 1999 at 03:07:49AM +0000, Charles Lepple wrote:

> Anyone have any experience with either of these under Linux/SGI? In
> trying to rebuild the am-utils package to support NIS maps, I keep
> getting this situation -- happens each time I try it :-(
> [...]
> gcc -shared -Wl,-soname -Wl, -o .libs/
> misc_rpc.lo mount_fs.lo mtab.lo nfs_prot_xdr.lo util.lo wire.lo
> xdr_func.lo xutil.lo transputil.lo mtabutil.lo mountutil.lo umount_fs.lo
> collect2: ld terminated with signal 6 [Aborted]
> make[2]: *** [] Error 1

That is a known and already fixed bug in libbfd.  Just get the newest
version of binutils 2.8.1 from the Redhat 5.2 directory on

> I don't know how related this is, but while ypmatch-type calls work OK,
> ypcat generally returns errors like this:
> green:~$ ypcat group 
> eegrad:*:4000:test
> eeugrad:*:6000:
> faculty:*:2000:
> staff:*:10:azam,harper,marchany,sysacct,clepple
> eestaff:*:3000:azam,harper,marchany,sysacct
> yp_all: clnt_call: RPC: Program not registered
> [above repeats 3 to 5 times, then terminates with...]
> No such map group.byname. Reason: RPC failure on NIS operation
> Sorry to bug you all about this -- I know that NIS probably isn't high
> on everyone's priority list...

Can you send me the strace output of the failing command?


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