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Bug#976238: release-notes: Please mention that NSS NIS/NIS+ support has been moved to separate packages



Control: tags -1 pending patch

On Wed, 02 Dec 2020 00:19:40 +0100 Aurelien Jarno <aurel32@debian.org>
wrote:
> Starting with glibc 2.31-4, NSS NIS and NIS+ support has been moved to separate
> packages called libnss-nis and libnss-nisplus. glibc initially depended
> on those packages, but apt is unable to handle the upgrade, so they are
> now only recommended.
> 
> On systems using NIS or NIS+, it is therefore recommended to check that
> those packages are correctly installed after the upgrade.

I have the attached local patch ready to push.

Paul
From 244732c267b8fc602376fb312405d5520a35a657 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Paul Gevers <elbrus@debian.org>
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2021 11:47:45 +0100
Subject: [PATCH] issues.dbk: NSS NIS and NIS+ support require new packages

Closes: #976238
---
 en/issues.dbk | 18 ++++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 18 insertions(+)

diff --git a/en/issues.dbk b/en/issues.dbk
index fbe357b8..e129e8f4 100644
--- a/en/issues.dbk
+++ b/en/issues.dbk
@@ -82,6 +82,24 @@ information mentioned in <xref linkend="morereading"/>.
     </para>
   </section>
 
+  <section id="nss-nis">
+    <!-- buster to bullseye -->
+    <title>NSS NIS and NIS+ support require new packages</title>
+    <para>
+      <acronym>NSS NIS</acronym> and <acronym>NIS+</acronym> support
+      has been moved to separate packages called <systemitem
+      role="package">libnss-nis</systemitem> and <systemitem
+      role="package">libnss-nisplus</systemitem>. Unfortunately,
+      <systemitem role="package">glibc</systemitem> can't depend on
+      those packages, so they are now only recommended.
+    </para>
+    <para>
+      On systems using <acronym>NIS</acronym> or
+      <acronym>NIS+</acronym>, it is therefore recommended to check
+      that those packages are correctly installed after the upgrade.
+    </para>
+  </section>
+
   <section id="noteworthy-obsolete-packages">
     <title>Noteworthy obsolete packages</title>
     <para>
-- 
2.30.2

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