gabriel rosenkoetter on Fri, 12 Sep 2003 16:54:16 -0400

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Re: [PLUG] Solaris 8 or Linux on Sparc?

On Fri, Sep 12, 2003 at 04:24:13PM -0400, Michael C. Toren wrote:
> Debian does indeed have an nis package available for the sparc
> architecture:
> 	Package: nis
> 	Priority: extra
> 	Section: net
> 	Installed-Size: 716
> 	Maintainer: Miquel van Smoorenburg <>
> 	Architecture: sparc
> 	Version: 3.9-6.1
> 	Depends: libc6 (>= 2.2.4-4), libgdbmg1, netbase, make, portmap
> 	Pre-Depends: debconf (>= 0.2.17)
> 	Conflicts: netstd (<=1.26)
> 	Filename: pool/main/n/nis/nis_3.9-6.1_sparc.deb
> 	Size: 179352
> 	MD5sum: 8b38cd4b37a31316457312c7fac6b1ce
> 	Description: Clients and daemons for the Network Information Services
> 	(NIS).
> 	 The nis package allows you to use the NIS services from a NIS server or
> 	 to set up your own NIS server. NIS is mostly used to let several machines
> 	 in a network share the same account information (eg the password file).
> 	 NIS was formerly called Yellow Pages (YP).

That shows an entire lack of NIS+ support, which Chris seemed to be
suggesting he might need...

But I think Debian's behind the times on this (as with so many

gabriel rosenkoetter

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