On Thu, Aug 10, 2006 at 08:39:15PM +0200, Nagy L?szl? Zsolt wrote:
> 
> >
> >2. syslogd tells that it cannot open the pid file. (Operation not 
> >supported)  However, it creates /var/log/syslogd.pid. But that file is 
> >empty. What can be the problem?
> After making another diskless distribution, I found out that the 
> 'Operation not supported' error comes out because of calling flock() on 
> nfs. For example:
> 
> ---------------
> sendmail_submit: /etc/mail/aliases.db not present, generating
> cannot flock(/etc/mail/aliases, fd=3, type=6, omode=4002, euid=0): 
> Operation not supported
> --------------
> 
> The same message (Operation not supported) comes when creating the pid 
> file /var/log/syslogd.pid. The /var/log filesystem is writeable. Is it  
> possible that flock() is not implementedon nfs? :-(

It is, but you need to enable it:

On the NFS server and clients, add to /etc/rc.conf:

rpcbind_enable="YES"
rpc_lockd_enable="YES"
rpc_statd_enable="YES"

>  Laszlo

Regards,
-cpghost.

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