[Pkg-sysvinit-devel] Why do we fall back to trying /sbin/portmap?

Petter Reinholdtsen pere at hungry.com
Wed Jan 11 22:05:37 UTC 2006

[Thomas Hood]
> In mountnfs.sh, why do we fall back to trying to start /sbin/portmap
> directly if /etc/init.d/portmap not present?

I have no idea, on several levels.  First of all, I do not understand
why we start portmap, because portmap isn't needed to be a NFS client.
And second, as far as I know the portmap package include the init.d
script we should use, and we should probably always use it _if_ we
want to start portmap that early.

> Is this an obsolete check these days?

No idea.  I do not really understand why it is there in the first

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