rpcbind-0.2.1

Introduction to rpcbind

The rpcbind program is a replacement for portmap. It is required for import or export of Network File System (NFS) shared directories.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.6 platform.

Package Information

rpcbind Dependencies

Required

libtirpc-0.2.5

User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/rpcbind

Installation of rpcbind

In order to get rpcbind to work properly, first fix the package to use correct service name:

sed -i "/servname/s:rpcbind:sunrpc:" src/rpcbind.c &&
sed -i "/error = getaddrinfo/s:rpcbind:sunrpc:" src/rpcinfo.c

Install rpcbind by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr --bindir=/sbin --with-rpcuser=root &&
make

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--with-rpcuser=root: This works around an error in the configure script.

Configuring rpcbind

Boot Script

Install the /etc/rc.d/init.d/rpcbind init script included in the blfs-bootscripts-20140919 package.

make install-rpcbind

Contents

Installed Program: rpcbind and rpcinfo
Installed Libraries: None
Installed Directories: None

Short Descriptions

rpcbind

is a server that converts RPC program numbers into universal addresses. It must be running on the host to be able to make RPC calls on a server on that machine.

rpcinfo

makes an RPC call to an RPC server and reports data according to the requested options.

Last updated on 2014-09-09 21:11:38 +0000