[CentOS-devel] nfs utilities release

Sun Dec 30 16:02:46 UTC 2012
Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>

On 12/29/2012 10:05 PM, Manuel Wolfshant wrote:
> On 12/29/2012 10:25 PM, Maria Tsiolakki wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I am sorry if this is not the right place to ask my question. We have user id mapping problem as described in this list
>> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=829362  at  comment #24.
>> Will centos provide an update/release for the nfs utils?. Should I subscribe to a different list to request a fix?
>> thank you in advance
>      By definition CentOS will reproduce bug-for-bug all the packages 
> from RHEL. So there will not exist an updated nfs-utils package in the 
> [base] or [updates] repos unless RH publishes a fixed package. Assuming 
> that RH is not aware of the issue, you can speed things up by filing a 
> new bug in bugzilla.r.c against nfs-utils from RH ( you could even clone 
> bug 829362).
>      OTOH a fixed package might appear in one of the other repositories. 
> Johnny Hughes has a tradition of offering interim fixes via his private 
> repo.

The specific patch from comment 7 of this bug:


Is already in the current version of the nfs-utils for CentOS 6.3,

        if (nfs4_init_name_mapping(conf_path))
                errx(1, "Unable to create name to user id mappings.");

The above 2 lines are located at line 305 of utils/idmapd/idmap.c of the
source code, so I do not think your issue is the one that comment 7 (or
comment 8) have written patches to fix.

The way to get this fixed is for someone to verify that the problem
exists in RHEL 6.3 and then submit a Red Hat bug entry for that.  They
are not likely to fix issues that mention CentOS in the bug, as they
don't support CentOS.

Another option is for a member of the CentOS community to verify this
issue and figure out how to fix it.

If someone comes up with a fix for the issue, then I will happily
compile a version for testing and submit the specifics upstream to get
it included in a future update.

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