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

Henrique de Moraes Holschuh hmh at debian.org
Thu Jan 12 00:28:56 UTC 2006

On Wed, 11 Jan 2006, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
> [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.

What about the NFS RPC services, like locking?

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

Neither do I :(  Miquel might.

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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