Novell is now a part of Micro Focus

Recommended update for package yast2-nis-client


(Last modified: 23JAN2003)

solutions Recommended update for package yast2-nis-client SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (0924245e14cc13ff620aa48f8a2f755e)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM S/390 and IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4

Package: yast2-nis-client
Release: 20030123
Obsoletes: none


This update should be installed.



Problem description

In the previous version, the automounter setting was dependent on NIS. If "Use NIS" was off, nothing was changed about the autofs configuration. If "Use NIS" was on, then depending on the setting of "Start automounter", rcautofs was started/stopped, enabled/disabled and "nis" was added to/removed from nsswitch.conf, keyword automount. It was rather incoherent, the intention of this was not to touch nis-unrelated autofs configuration. As a result, deselecting both NIS and autofs would not disable autofs.
Now the autofs setting is independent: rcautofs is started/stopped, enabled/disabled according to the checkbox; "nis" will be added to nsswitch.conf, keyword automount, if it is not there yet and both autofs and NIS are enabled; it will be removed if it is present and either service is disabled.


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as a RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Uvh yast2-nis-client.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


The Origin of this information may be internal or external to Novell. Novell makes all reasonable efforts to verify this information. However, the information provided in this document is for your information only. Novell makes no explicit or implied claims to the validity of this information.

Any trademarks referenced in this document are the property of their respective owners. Consult your product manuals for complete trademark information.

© Copyright Micro Focus or one of its affiliates