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RedHat 4.1 ypbind - where?

Posted on 1998-07-24
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Where is ypbind on RedHat 4.1? It's not in any of the yp*.rpm, although the man page is in yp-clients.
Is this an omission, or has nobody tried using RH4.1 as an NIS client before?
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by:marcelofr
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If you are not glibc... you'll have to grab the sources and recompile...
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by:richrussell
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Hmm, could you clarify the answer a bit please?

I've installed every package on the CD, and looked on the RPM download sites. What I can't understand is why the man page in in yp-clients, but the binary isn't. Do you mean that you don't get ypbind with RH4.1 at all? That would seem a little odd to me. RH5.1 has an RPM called ypbind, but you can't use RH5 RPMs in RH4.

Am I missing something obvious? I've had to borrow a NeXT for the rest of the week, as all I've got is RedHat 4.1 and I need ypbind to set up a NIS server running on Netware (yuk) by the middle of next week.
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marcelofr earned 50 total points
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The problem is that redhat 4.1 didn't include ypbind... By that time I think there was no such package, just sources... Next releases changed several thing... And the most important was the C standard library. If you use 4.1 you don't have the new version (called glibc), and all available rpm at redhat are glibc.

You have two choices: upgrade to redhat 5.x or recompile from sources. You can try grab redhat 5.1 yp*src.rpm and thengive the following command:

rpm -i yp_package.src.rpm
rpm -bb /usr/src/redhat/SPECS/yp_package

and hopefully you'll find in /usr/src/redhat/RPMS the packages you need... But if you don't... go to /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES and build by hand...

Good Luck
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by:marcelofr
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Oops... I forgot to mention and rpm upgrade [.rpm files are not compatibles...] and... lots of upgrades... Maybe you just have to grab from the net yp*.tar.gz and recompile each package by hand...
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