[Grml] nfs - impossible to mount a remote nfs-share

Michael Prokop mika at grml.org
Wed Jul 11 21:38:56 CEST 2007

* Frank Eisenblaetter <feisenbl at gmx.de> [20070711 21:15]:

> I have a Ubuntu-Server with a configured NFS-Share. It's possible to
> mount this share on an other host which run's kubuntu. If I try to 
> mount the share with my grml hd installation with

> # mount -t nfs server:/share /mnt/server

> I get the following error:

> mount.nfs: rpc.statd is not running but is required for remote locking
>    Either use "-o nolocks" to keep locks local, or start statd.

> If I try to start rpc.statd with

> # /etc/init.d/nfs-common

> it takes about 1 minute to finish "Starting NFS common utilities:
> statd.", but id doesn't change anything.

> # ps ax | grep statd
> gives no output

> # rpcinfo -p localhost
> rpcinfo: can't contact portmapper: RPC: Remote system error -
> Connection timed out

> # ps ax | grep portmap
> 4410 ?        Ss     0:00 /sbin/portmap -i

> Installed versions:
> - portmap 6.0-2
> - nfs-common 1:1.1.0-6

> Any Ideas why I cannot start nfs-common?

Please try running:

wget http://snapshot.debian.net/archive/2007/06/03/debian/pool/main/p/portmap/portmap_6.0-0_i386.deb
dpkg -i portmap_6.0-0_i386.deb
Restart portmap
Restart nfs-common

The current portmap package (6.0-2) in Debian/unstable seems to have
a serious problem (I can reproduce it here as well), I'm trying to
debug and report it to Debian's BTS. Please use portmap_6.0-0 in the
meanwhile - I put it into grml-stable repository as well so grml
users upgrading their systems won't run into this problem until it's

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