Why is this bug only "wishlist"? NIS not working properly is a problem in its own right, but the fact that NIS has not been converted to upstart *also* causes problems with autofs - see https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nis/+bug/570513 (which is exactly what has bitten us after the upgrade from Hardy). There are still quite a few set-ups (e.g. in small companies) using NIS+autofs and compared to the previous LTS version (Hardy) this is a regression in my opinion. Hence, I would like to add my vote to the necessity of an SRU - this should definitely be fixed in Lucid, given that Lucid is LTS.