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I changed my /etc/aliases file, cd to /var/yp and
typed make. It just sits there.
Hal Stern's book suggests a rm *.time and then make.
If make is not doing anything now, how will this break it loose?
What is the command for rebuilding the map tables?
This is a rush request; the boss is on my back.
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Thanks to the 26 responses. I had left out that doing
makes after changing aliases had never failed in all
the times I used it. PANIC set in quick!
I also failed to mention that I ran newaliases;
it also hung.
Make worked after re-trying it the 10th time. No explaination!
******* The Summary:
-Many mentioned looking into Makefile for ALIASES=/etc/aliases.
Plus some other more complicated "fixes" to Makefile.
-Many suggested running /etc/newaliases first, (a must) then
This would only make aliases, I prefer just make, that way password gets
checked as well as the others.
-Reinitializing the master (ypinit) was the command that I was
looking for in the first place. This was used in my deep past to rebuild
the corrupted DB. Read man for details.
- Doing a make -v -n would be more informative as to where the
problem might lie.
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