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Date:      Sun, 24 Nov 1996 22:18:30 +0000
From:      David Hedley <hedley@cs.bris.ac.uk>
To:        questions@freefall.freebsd.org
Subject:   broken NIS code in libc.so.2.2
Message-ID:  <9185.848873910@maxx>

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Hi there,

I've just upgraded my system from 2.1.0-RELEASE to 2.1.6-RELEASE (I did
a complete reinstall), and I have noticed that the new C library seems
to have broken NIS support. The symptoms are as follows: ypbind binds
properly and I can ypcat etc no problem. Also 'ls' and friends have no
problem converting UIDs to usernames via the NIS maps. However, programs
like login, finger etc refuse to use NIS when looking up usernames, and
hence noone in the NIS database can log in!

After switching to libc.so.2.0, 'finger' worked fine (apart from the
ld.so warnings about incorrect version numbers).

Is there some cunning option I have to enable in 2.1.6 that I've missed,
or is the code truely broken? Does anyone have a (temporary) solution?

David
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 David Hedley (David.Hedley@bris.ac.uk)
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 Computer Graphics Group | University of Bristol | UK                      



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