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[Bug 1022636] New: ypbind failure preventing GUI from starting
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  • Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2017 17:13:51 +0000
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Bug ID: 1022636
Summary: ypbind failure preventing GUI from starting
Classification: openSUSE
Product: openSUSE Distribution
Version: Leap 42.2
Hardware: Other
OS: Other
Status: NEW
Severity: Normal
Priority: P5 - None
Component: Other
Assignee: bnc-team-screening@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Reporter: lester.guerzon@xxxxxxxxx
QA Contact: qa-bugs@xxxxxxx
Found By: ---
Blocker: ---

If the NIS server (doesn't matter if master of slave) is down or cannot be
reached, GUI just fails to load.

YPBINDPROC_DOMAIN: Domain not bound
YPBINDPROC_DOMAIN: Domain not bound
YPBINDPROC_DOMAIN: Domain not bound

desktop:~ # systemctl status ypbind
● ypbind.service - NIS/YP Clients to NIS Domain Binder
Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/ypbind.service; enabled; vendor
preset: disabled)
Active: active (running) since Sat 2016-12-10 01:20:31 PHT; 6min ago
Docs: man:ypbind(8)
Process: 2179 ExecStartPost=/usr/lib/ypbind/ypbind-systemd-post (code=exited,
Process: 2165 ExecStartPre=/usr/lib/ypbind/ypbind-systemd-pre (code=exited,
Main PID: 2175 (ypbind)
Status: "Processing requests..."
Tasks: 3 (limit: 512)
CGroup: /system.slice/ypbind.service
└─2175 /usr/sbin/ypbind -n

Dec 10 01:20:31 desktop systemd[1]: Starting NIS/YP Clients to NIS Domain
Dec 10 01:20:31 desktop systemd[1]: Started NIS/YP Clients to NIS Domain
desktop:~ # rpm -qi ypbind-2.4-1.3.x86_64
Name : ypbind
Version : 2.4
Release : 1.3
Architecture: x86_64
Install Date: Mon Nov 21 02:45:46 2016
Group : Productivity/Networking/NIS
Size : 72394
License : GPL-2.0
Signature : RSA/SHA256, Mon Jun 27 23:54:05 2016, Key ID b88b2fd43dbdc284
Source RPM : ypbind-2.4-1.3.src.rpm
Build Date : Mon Jun 27 23:53:58 2016
Build Host : lamb13
Relocations : (not relocatable)
Packager :
Vendor : openSUSE
Summary : NIS client daemon
Description :
This package provides the ypbind daemon. The ypbind daemon binds NIS
clients to an NIS domain and searches a new NIS server if the old one
goes down.

Ypbind must be running on any machines which are running NIS client
Distribution: openSUSE Leap 42.2
desktop:~ # uname -a; cat /etc/os-release
Linux desktop 4.4.36-5-default #1 SMP Tue Dec 6 20:57:24 UTC 2016 (bd51250)
x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
NAME="openSUSE Leap"
PRETTY_NAME="openSUSE Leap 42.2"
desktop:~ #

Workaround was to disable ypbind then reboot to get an X session working.

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