Bug#487104: nis: map values containing non-ascii characters vanish
> ...here you are talking about specific NIS package versions rather than
> a change from sarge to etch. Can you please confirm that the issue you
> are seeing manifests when changing distributions rather than being
> specifically the result of an upgrade of the nis package?
Yes. Sorry, I wasn't clear.
I was using "nis<version>" as a shorthand for "the system that
has the broken packages, whatever they are, presumably libc6".
As I mentioned in passing, the two libc6 versions I am using are:
libc6_2.3.2.ds1-22sarge6 -> nis works
libc6_2.3.6.ds1-13etch5 -> nis is broken