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Bug 4505 - NFS mount of /usr is not possible
Summary: NFS mount of /usr is not possible
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 1999-08-13 12:46 UTC by scheck
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-08-13 14:16:43 UTC

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Description scheck 1999-08-13 12:46:25 UTC
Problem description:
It is not possible to NFS mount /usr exported from another
machine, because /etc/rc.d/init.d/network uses the command
/usr/bin/xargs which is not present at that time.

Quick solution:
Copy /usr/bin/xargs to /bin/xargs.

Proper solution:
Do not use /usr/bin/xargs in /etc/rc.d/init.d/network, but
use $() from bash instead. Generally do not use ANY file
from /usr before mounting NFS volumes and after unmounting
NFS volumes.

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-08-13 14:16:59 UTC
this is fixed in the initscripts in Raw Hide.

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