Many thanks to the all people who send me mail on this .. I got over
60 replies ...!!! I wish I could answer you all back .. but time does
not permit it.
Almost all of the replies pointed out that there is a bug in SunOS 4.1
that causes the rpc.yppasswdd command to lose the 2nd parm passed to
it. So .. if your rc.local has "rpc.yppasswdd /etc/passwd -m" the "-m"
the "-m" will be lost ... the answer is .. to put a dummy paramater
the the place where the "-m" was ... a good dummy to use is "-nosingle"
as it is accepted but it does nothing. The bottom line is use this
if [ -f /usr/etc/rpc.yppasswdd ]; then
/usr/etc/rpc.yppasswdd /etc/passwd -nosingle -m;
I use the above entry on Sun3 and Sun4 machines running SunOS 4.1
with no problem.
Fred J. Stellabotte
Computer Systems Manager
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
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