[Bug 415676] Re: nis fails to start

Christian Kujau lists at nerdbynature.de
Mon Feb 15 08:25:59 GMT 2010

#50430 is titled "NIS has problems starting before the network comes up"
which is not the case here. The machine is up & running, network is
working fine, but "apt-get install nis" is still showing this behaviour:

Selecting previously deselected package nis.
Unpacking nis (from .../nis_3.17-12ubuntu1_i386.deb) ...
Setting up libslp1 (1.2.1-7.1) ...

Setting up nis (3.17-12ubuntu1) ...
 * Setting NIS domainname to: int.domain.org
 * Starting NIS services
 * binding to YP server...
 * ....
 * ....
# netstat -anptu | grep yp
tcp        0      0   *               LISTEN      5247/ypbind
udp        0      0 *                           5247/ypbind
udp     9240      0   *                           5247/ypbind

FWIW, debconf is configured to "low" priority, so it should've asked for
missing values to start properly, e.g. let the installer choose between
a client and/or server installation of NIS. It obviously cannot "bind to
YP server" when no one has been configured yet.

** Changed in: nis (Ubuntu)
       Status: Incomplete => Confirmed

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