No NFS server configuration tool in YAST - openSUSE 12.2 X86 64

I’m attempting to get an NFS server working. I have the software installed and i believe the server is running. I’ve been using the help provided here: openSUSE 12.2: Chapter 18. Sharing File Systems with NFS But I don’t see the NFS server configuration tool described there. I only see the NFS Client tool.

Is there something else I need to install?

Thanks.

gomtuu wrote:
> I’m attempting to get an NFS server working. I have the software
> installed and i believe the server is running. I’ve been using the help
> provided here: ‘openSUSE 12.2: Chapter 18. Sharing File Systems with
> NFS’ (http://tinyurl.com/7gaua29) But I don’t see the NFS server
> configuration tool described there. I only see the NFS Client tool.
>
> Is there something else I need to install?

You need to install a separate package for the yast configuration
interface. It’s called something like yast2-nfs-server

It is spectacularly stupid that it isn’t mentioned in the documentation
and also that it isn’t automatically suggested at least when you install
NFS server.

Ok - I’ve installed it and it seems to work - thx.

On 2013-02-04 16:28, Dave Howorth wrote:
> It is spectacularly stupid that it isn’t mentioned in the documentation
> and also that it isn’t automatically suggested at least when you install
> NFS server.

The installation of the NFS server knows nothing about the existence of
YaST. The other way is correct: you install the yast NFS module, you run
it, and this will install the required NFS server modules you need.

Of course, the documentation should say this. I think that the openSUSE
book does tell it.


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 12.1 x86_64 “Asparagus” at Telcontar)

Carlos E. R. wrote:
> On 2013-02-04 16:28, Dave Howorth wrote:
>> It is spectacularly stupid that it isn’t mentioned in the documentation
>> and also that it isn’t automatically suggested at least when you install
>> NFS server.
>
> The installation of the NFS server knows nothing about the existence of
> YaST.

Well, as I say, I believe that is wrong. The openSUSE package for NFS
server installation should be aware of the YaST package and should
recommend or suggest its installation.

On 2013-02-05 11:28, Dave Howorth wrote:
> Carlos E. R. wrote:
>> On 2013-02-04 16:28, Dave Howorth wrote:
>>> It is spectacularly stupid that it isn’t mentioned in the documentation
>>> and also that it isn’t automatically suggested at least when you install
>>> NFS server.
>>
>> The installation of the NFS server knows nothing about the existence of
>> YaST.
>
> Well, as I say, I believe that is wrong. The openSUSE package for NFS
> server installation should be aware of the YaST package and should
> recommend or suggest its installation.

Why would “vsftpd”, to name one, recommend you install yast2-ftp-server?
By the time you have vsftpd running in order to recommend anything, you
don’t need yast. And why would an upstream project do such a thing? They
would have to do that for every distro.

No way.

You can, if you wish, open a bugzilla on that, it will be ignored or
solved as invalid or wontfix.


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 12.1 x86_64 “Asparagus” at Telcontar)

Carlos E. R. wrote:
> On 2013-02-05 11:28, Dave Howorth wrote:
>> Carlos E. R. wrote:
>>> On 2013-02-04 16:28, Dave Howorth wrote:
>>>> It is spectacularly stupid that it isn’t mentioned in the documentation
>>>> and also that it isn’t automatically suggested at least when you install
>>>> NFS server.
>>> The installation of the NFS server knows nothing about the existence of
>>> YaST.
>> Well, as I say, I believe that is wrong. The openSUSE package for NFS
>> server installation should be aware of the YaST package and should
>> recommend or suggest its installation.
>
> Why would “vsftpd”, to name one, recommend you install yast2-ftp-server?

I have no idea. That’s entirely your suggestion not mine. I know nothing
about FTP on openSUSE.

> By the time you have vsftpd running in order to recommend anything, you
> don’t need yast. And why would an upstream project do such a thing? They
> would have to do that for every distro.

I don’t understand how an upstream project would be involved at all. But
again, please restrict any comments to the NFS case.

On 2013-02-05 15:18, Dave Howorth wrote:

> I don’t understand how an upstream project would be involved at all. But
> again, please restrict any comments to the NFS case.

Ah, sorry, NFS, I got confused somehow with another thread.

Well, you can of course install the nfs server packages, if needed, but
there is nothing Yast can do to suggest if you want to install the yast
nfs server configuration module. You are supposed to know that you have
to install yast modules first, not the other way round.

It is a missing feature in YaST. It could list the optional modules
somehow and install them on request. It has been suggested at times to
the devs, which have no intention to do it, I understand. They have
enough on their hands with systemd, I guess :frowning:


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 12.1 x86_64 “Asparagus” at Telcontar)