SUN RPC removal from glibc

Andreas Schneider asn at
Tue Jan 9 15:17:37 UTC 2018

On Tuesday, 9 January 2018 16:15:50 CET Andreas Schneider via samba-technical 
> Hello,
> 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?

Here is the libnsl project:

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