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Warning to Mandriva cooker NIS users

Today I’ve upgrade my workstation at work to latest Cooker packages. While doing this, the ypbind package have been upgraded to ypbind-1.29.91-1mdv2010.1. Unfortunately this breaks most of my network application. Indeed applications like curl, wget, firefox, epiphany, gftp where all broken. Impossible to install application with urpmi. Even id, the command allowing to retrieve the GID and UID informations for a user was broken. So it seems that for people using NIS authentication, they should avoid installing ypbind-1.29.91-1mdv2010.1 package.A bug report have been opened at Mandriva bugzilla : mdv bug #56029.

For those unfortunate guys, here is the method to fix their systems :

  1. As SSH is working, they can connect to another working/unaffacted computer with SSH.
  2. On this second computer, they should download the ypbind-1.20.5 package from Mandriva 2010.0 repositories
  3. By using scp, they will be able to retrieve back the package on the affected computer
  4. Then they will be able to install the package like this : [bash light= »1″]rpm -Uvh –force ypbind-1.20.5-2mdv2010.0.i586.rpm[/bash]
  5. To avoid further ypbind update, they should add ypbind to /etc/urpmi/skip.list until the issue is fixed : [bash light= »1″]echo "ypbind" >> /etc/urpmi/skip.list[/bash]

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