Opened 10 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

#3840 closed enhancement (fixed)


Reported by: ken@… Owned by: ken@…
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: BOOK Version: SVN
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Version increment.

I've got certain issues with this, and also with libtirpc-0.2.3 which is already in the book. First noticed when I built 7.3-rc1, but I forgot about them until tonight when I tried to boot another 7.3 build.

  1. /etc/netconfig appears to be required. Without it I can't mount nfs. From daemon.log:
Apr  1 23:31:14 jtm1 rpcbind: could not read /etc/netconfig
Apr  1 23:31:14 jtm1 rpc.statd[2219]: Version 1.2.7 starting
Apr  1 23:31:14 jtm1 sm-notify[2220]: Version 1.2.7 starting
Apr  1 23:31:14 jtm1 rpc.statd[2219]: Failed to access local netconfig database: Netconfig database not found
Apr  1 23:31:14 jtm1 rpc.statd[2219]: failed to create RPC listeners, exiting

If I add a mimimal /etc/netconfig (I will attach it), this all goes away and I'm back in business.

  1. rpcinfo (from rpcbind-0.2.0, which is the same version I was using with LFS-7.2) no longer accepts '-p hostname' : I had that in ~/.bashrc to mount certain directories if my server was exporting them. Now I have to omit the '-p'.

[sigh/] I'll pick this up later, for the moment just documenting it and allowing people to comment.

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netconfig (536 bytes ) - added by ken@… 10 years ago.
minimal /etc/netconfig, based on dragonfly BSD version.

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by ken@…, 10 years ago

Attachment: netconfig added

minimal /etc/netconfig, based on dragonfly BSD version.

comment:1 by ken@…, 10 years ago

Owner: changed from blfs-book@… to ken@…
Status: newassigned

comment:2 by ken@…, 10 years ago

This is really doing my head in :-(

First, I can't find what changed to require /etc/netconfig. The manpage netconfig.5 comes from rpcinfo, but it did in 0.2.2 as well as current rpcinfo-0.2.3. I was previously using nfs-utils-1.2.5, the code in that and 1.2.7 refers to /etc/netconfig in all the same places. I did find non-recent distro references where people have needed it on linux (apparently, it used to come from, or get packaged in, libtirpc on Mandriva in 2009 - packager dropped it because he thought it wasn't needed). Will add it (for nfs clients).

Second, there is a testsuite but it doesn't work [ and needs to be run as root, while statd is not working ] - it ought to detect that statd is already runnng, but instead it fails. Stepping through it (_with_ nfs working) the problem code is

start_statd() {
        rpcinfo -u status 1 &> /dev/null
        if [ $? -eq 0 ]; then
                echo "***ERROR***: statd is already running and should "
                echo "             be down when starting this test"
                return 1
        $srcdir/../utils/statd/statd --no-notify

Running that rpcinfo command without backgrounding it or discarding the output, I get:

#rpcinfo -u status 1
rpcinfo: RPC: Unknown host
program 100024 version 1 is not available

That's *far* too much to summarise in the XML, I'll just label it as "does not have a working test suite".

comment:3 by Armin K, 10 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

Fixed in r11149

comment:4 by bdubbs@…, 9 years ago

Milestone: current

Milestone current deleted

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