NIS groups -yp_mkdb: error data too long

Dan Nelson dnelson at
Fri Aug 1 19:18:04 PDT 2003

In the last episode (Jul 31), Alvaro Rosales R. said:
> Hi guys I got this error when I make my NIS maps , I have a group 
> in my group file that has 50 users and yp_mkdb complains about it 
> with this error .yp_mkdb: data too long
> Any ideas?

A line in your group file is over 1024 bytes.  That doesn't seem right,
though, since you should be able to put 110 8-character usernames (plus
commas) in a group line without overflowing it.

	Dan Nelson
	dnelson at

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