Subject: bin/4432: ypinit sets variables incorrectly
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Ty Sarna <email@example.com>
Date: 11/04/1997 23:20:44
>Synopsis: ypinit sets variables incorrectly
>Responsible: bin-bug-people (Utility Bug People)
>Arrival-Date: Tue Nov 4 21:35:02 1997
>Originator: Ty Sarna
Endicor Technologies, Inc., San Antonio, Texas
>Release: 1.3_ALPHA 10/30/97
System: NetBSD lotharon.endicor.com 1.2G-970901 NetBSD 1.2G-970901 (LOTHARON) #3: Sat Sep 13 17:44:24 CDT 1997 firstname.lastname@example.org:/usr/src/sys/arch/sun3/compile/LOTHARON sun3
ypinit doesn't work. It tries to set up variables, eg.
$DOMAINNAME is the program to run to get the domainname, etc.
Unfortunately it does "DOMAINNAME=<tab>/bin/domainname".
The tab causes it to run domainname with the variable DOMAINNAME
set empty, rather than setting DOMAINNAME to /bin/domainname.
Likewise for a few other variables.
[prints domain name, host name, tries to run ypwhich, ypxfr,
makedbm, and /var/yp without args, and generally doesn't work]
Delete the tabs. I put a high priority on this one because
it's a fairly serious yet easy to fix bug, and one that I
hope can be fixed for 1.3. It'd be kind of embarrasing for
1.3 to ship with broken yp server capabilities
because of something trivial like this.