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FS#43822 - [nfs-utils] rpc-svcgssd service no longer starts: executable missing

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Jed Liu (jed) - Saturday, 14 February 2015, 20:49 GMT
Last edited by Andreas Radke (AndyRTR) - Sunday, 15 February 2015, 10:55 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Core
Status Assigned
Assigned To Tobias Powalowski (tpowa)
Architecture All
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 2
Private No


Description: nfs-utils-1.3.2-3 is missing /usr/sbin/rpc.svcgssd. As a result, rpc-svcgssd.service no longer starts

Additional info:
Version that works: 1.3.1-1
Version that is broken: 1.3.2-3

Steps to reproduce:
# systemctl start rpc-svcgssd
Job for rpc-svcgssd.service failed. See "systemctl status rpc-svcgssd.service" and "journalctl -xe" for details.

# journalctl -xe
Feb 14 15:46:13 fs systemd[1158]: Failed at step EXEC spawning /usr/sbin/rpc.svcgssd: No such file or directory
-- Subject: Process /usr/sbin/rpc.svcgssd could not be executed
-- Defined-By: systemd
-- Support:
-- The process /usr/sbin/rpc.svcgssd could not be executed and failed.
-- The error number returned while executing this process is 2.
Feb 14 15:46:13 fs systemd[1]: rpc-svcgssd.service: control process exited, code=exited status=203
Feb 14 15:46:13 fs systemd[1]: Failed to start RPC security service for NFS server.
-- Subject: Unit rpc-svcgssd.service has failed
-- Defined-By: systemd
-- Support:
-- Unit rpc-svcgssd.service has failed.
-- The result is failed.
Feb 14 15:46:13 fs systemd[1]: Unit rpc-svcgssd.service entered failed state.
Feb 14 15:46:13 fs systemd[1]: rpc-svcgssd.service failed.
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Comment by Tobias Powalowski (tpowa) - Sunday, 15 February 2015, 12:35 GMT
rpc.gssd is not the same?
Comment by Jed Liu (jed) - Sunday, 15 February 2015, 23:39 GMT
I am running a kerberized NFSv4 server. As I understand it, while gssd is used for clients, both gssd and svcgssd are needed for servers. The nfs-utils commit message below suggests that svcgssd is being deprecated in favour of gssproxy, which isn't in the official repos. Seems like either svcgssd should be re-enabled in the PKGBUILD, or gssproxy should be added to the official repos.

commit 24b5d60d7f0a514310df810e3eb27b72f665febf
Author: Steve Dickson <>
Date: Tue Jan 27 12:21:21 2015 -0500

svcgssd: Disable support for the rpcsec_gss server by default

At this point the gssproxy is better option than the
svcgssd so the support is off by default.

Use --enable-svcgss to re-enable the support

Signed-off-by: Steve Dickson <>