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AutoYaST aborts with "Unable to write idmapd.conf"

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Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1


When using AutoYaST with a NFS server configuration the automatic installation stops in the YaST NFS setup module with the error message:
Unable to write idmapd.conf


This is a bug in the YaST NFS server module which is fixed by a maintenance update and is included in SLES10 SP2.

You can work around the problem by disabling NFSv4 in /etc/sysconfig/nfs:



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  • Document ID:3287315
  • Creation Date:20-NOV-07
  • Modified Date:27-APR-12
    • SUSESUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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