I am trying to run mountd with my own compiled version of rpcbind. If I have rpcbind running in debug mode (./rpcbind -d) before I start mountd, I get the following error message:

/etc/rc.d/mountd: WARNING: Unable to force rpcbind. It may already be running.
/etc/rc.d/mountd: WARNING: failed precmd routine for mountd

If I do not have rpcbind running when I start mountd, then it starts the rpcbind that is installed on the system and not my compiled version.

Is there a way to get around this?

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The easiest way would be to run mountd by hand, instead of using the rc script. Just do "mountd", as root.

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