more rpcinfo trouble (was: FC7T3: rpcinfo missing?)

Cameron Simpson cs at
Wed Apr 11 01:30:56 UTC 2007

On 04Apr2007 11:21, Jesse Keating <jkeating at> wrote:
| On Wednesday 04 April 2007 11:18:32 David Mack wrote:
| > Sorry if this has been discussed extensively before, but FC7T3 seems not
| > to have the rpcinfo command available. In FC6 it was in the glibc-common
| > rpm. ypbind attempts to invoke /usr/sbin/rpcinfo and can't find it,
| > which is breaking NIS. Is this a bug or am I missing something?
| Should be in the rpcbind package that landed in rawhide today.

While on ypbind/rpcinfo, the latest versions break in our setup.
I've got a testing server running FC7.

"rpcinfo -q" no longer lists ypbind after it is started, breaking the
ypbind startup script.

Interestingly, "rpcinfo -q localhost" and "rpcinfo -q <the-host-name>"
both list ypbind.

Better, the manual entry for rpcinfo lists a promising "-L" option that
I thought I'd try to see if it affected the behaviour. rpcinfo rejects
that option. "rpcinfo -?" gets a usage message, which lists options not
in the manual entry, and better still, options that rpcinfo itself
rejects (like -I).

Where do I file these bugs?
Cameron Simpson <cs at> DoD#743

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