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-7.8 platform.

Package Information

rpcbind Dependencies



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 &&

Install rpcbind by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr       \
            --bindir=/sbin      \
            --with-rpcuser=root \
            --without-systemdsystemunitdir &&

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.

--without-systemdsystemunitdir: BLFS does not support systemd.

Configuring rpcbind

Boot Script

Install the /etc/rc.d/init.d/rpcbind init script included in the blfs-bootscripts-20150924 package.

make install-rpcbind


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

Short Descriptions


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.


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

Last updated on 2015-09-11 19:57:49 -0500