Earlier today I was troubleshooting NFS or Network File System issues on a Ubuntu Linux server and ran into some specific errors. Luckily the errors were easily resolved by restarting portmap on the server. Below I show the error output on the server end in more detail, how to resolve the issue, and testing the Network File System mount from OSX.
When setting up a NFS server its nice to be able to test from your desktop to verify things are working properly. In the current scenario I setup NFS on a BackTrack Linux server and needed to test it quickly from OSX to make sure NFS mounts were advertising properly. Below are a couple quick commands to first display the available NFS mounts and second to mount the NFS drive on OSX to verify functionality.
Earlier this morning I needed to run some tests against a NFS server running on BackTrack Linux version 5 release 3 and ran into some issues installing the nfs-kernel-server. It appeared as if things started to install properly but then the nfs-kernel-server did not start properly and ended up displaying a couple errors. Below I describe the error in more detail followed by the process I used to get the nfs-kernel-server installed properly on BT5.
When performing a “yum update” I received the following error which deals with a library needed by the nfs-utils package on CentOS.
Error: Missing dependency: libevent-1.1a.so.1 is needed by package nfs-utils
On this machine NFS is not needed so I took the following steps to complete the “yum update”.
- Remove nfs-utils: First remove nfs-utils by issuing the below command.
- yum remove nfs-utils