I have installed 3.17-31ubuntu0.10.04.3 on lucid after purging the previous version including our hand crafted upstart configuration.
- Installation went fine
- I have tested the function as a NIS client successfully
- starting after reboot works, it also survives a suspend/resume cycle
But I noticed that there isn't any log output, neither in the console messages at boot time nor in the syslog.
I injected an error by misspecifying the nis domain. This also did not produce any output anywhere that might help to debug.
I think (but I am no sure) that you would see more output with the current stock nis package.