r8950 - in trunk/BOOK: . book general/sysutils introduction/important introduction/welcome networking/netprogs postlfs/config postlfs/security

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Wed Nov 9 11:40:53 PST 2011

DJ Lucas wrote:
> bdubbs at linuxfromscratch.org wrote:
>> Remove portmap and nfs-utils at least until upstream gets their act
>> together. Stable NIS and NFS headers and functions not currently
>> available from any source.
> Actually, I think that we should consider fixing this in LFS by
> putting the Sun headers back until we get a stable TI-RPC, our a new
> glibc major. The other option I'd to add an RPC headers package of or
> own (taken from the glibc source...assuming that I understand
> correctly that the functionality is there in glibc, just the headers
> no longer are installed.

I understand your concern, but is there anything that either nis of nfs 
offers that we can't get via other packages?  Samba can certainly 
replace the nfs functionality.  I don't know of anyone who uses nis any 
more, although I suspect there are some who use it just out of habit.

   -- Bruce

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