Package Details: ypbind-mt 1.38-1

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Package Base: ypbind-mt
Description: Linux NIS daemon
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Licenses: GPL2
Submitter: arojas
Maintainer: bidulock
Last Packager: arojas
Votes: 4
Popularity: 0.713120
First Submitted: 2017-07-06 19:22
Last Updated: 2017-07-06 19:22

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sebstar commented on 2017-11-07 17:43

Maybe a stupid question, but why were ypbind-mt and yp-tools moved out of the official repositories? Nothing about it is mentioned in the wiki? Is it so rare nowadays to use YP? What's the 'modern' alternative?

lisaev commented on 2017-10-10 15:50

Or ypbind-ipv6 :)

However, pls keep in mind that the version that you maintain here is not maintained upstream. Just to clarify, all our machines boot with ipv6.disable=1, and yet we use NIS utilities from git master because they work in ipv4 environment just fine. The current development of NIS utils involves bugfixes in addition to ipv6 support.

bidulock commented on 2017-10-10 12:52

Maybe start a ypbind-mt2 and yp-tools4 for that. Binding to an ipv6 NIS server is not something anyone really needs I don't suppose.

lisaev commented on 2017-10-08 21:13

(sorry, forgot in the previous post) I can upload and maintain libnsl2 if you'd be interested (I don't see much use of it for anything else except NIS/YP). FYI, the corresponding package in fedora is

lisaev commented on 2017-10-08 21:10

Also, would you be interested in upgrading all YP/NIS tools to their latest versions? They require libnsl v2 (v1 is included in our glibc).

I have ypserv, ypbind-mt, yp-tools and libnsl built and working on our infrastructure. So far so good, even in a mixed environment (ypserv and yp-tools from current git on NIS master/slave and ypbind-1.38 on fedora clients)...

lisaev commented on 2017-10-08 21:05

@bidulock: Of course yp-tools builds fine without ypbind, but I think so does ypbint-mt without yp-tools... However, ypbind-mt needs domainname.service from yp-tools and yp-tools are useless without binding to a YP domain.

Therefore, yp-tools should express an optdepend on ypbind-mt.

bidulock commented on 2017-10-07 11:24

Circular dependency removed. yp-tools builds fine and passes namcap without ypbind-mt.

ibizaman commented on 2017-10-07 10:36

@mrshannon how do you even build these with the circular dependency?

mrshannon commented on 2017-08-09 16:04

Something will need to be done about the circular dependency as it makes building these packages very difficult and error prone.

bidulock commented on 2017-08-02 13:25

That's the way it was when it moved from official repos. Likely because they should be in the same package.

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