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 systemd 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 &&
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 &&

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

Systemd Units

To start the rpcbind daemon at boot, install the systemd unit from the blfs-systemd-units-20140907 package by running the following command as the root user:

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 2014-08-25 12:54:44 -0700