SUN RPC removal from glibc

Andreas Schneider asn at
Tue Jan 9 15:15:50 UTC 2018


glibc deprecated all the Sun RPC stuff since quite some time. This is going to 
be removed in Fedora 28 from glibc. SUSE will do the same, I don't know about 
other distributions.

You can find some details here:

I'm working on checking and using libtirpc for our build. Also rpcgen will be 
removed from glibc. There will be a new package providing it. Thorsten Kukkuk 
from SUSE created a project for this:

libnsl is the package which will provide NIS. Not sure if this will work just 
fine as rpc/yp_prot.h is going to be removed from glibc too.

Does someone know the NIS stuff? Is that still in use?


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Samba Team                             asn at

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