Subject: Re: Only root can exec anything?
To: Todd Whitesel <>
From: Brandon D. Valentine <>
List: port-sparc
Date: 08/10/2000 22:57:59
On Thu, 10 Aug 2000, Todd Whitesel wrote:

>His other machine was a penguin -- are you sure you want to share uid numbers
>for bin, daemon, postgres, etc... with that?

That's an easy enough problem to fix.  He could install BSD on it and
all his problems would be solved.  BTW, you don't want to use linux for
an NIS server *anywhere* if you can help it.  YP really sucks under

>#include in the passwd file would be nice, if everyone had it. sigh

Or, as was alluded to earlier in this thread:

# ln -s /etc/passwd /path/to/nfs/root/etc/passwd
# ln -s /etc/master.passwd /path/to/nfs/root/etc/master.passwd
# ln -s /etc/pwd.db /path/to/nfs/root/etc/pwd.db
# ln -s /etc/spwd.db /path/to/nfs/root/spwd.db
# ln -s /etc/group /path/to/nfs/root/group

That should fix the problem up well enough.

Brandon D. Valentine
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