Bug 164881 - /etc/auto.master should ship with sane defaults
/etc/auto.master should ship with sane defaults
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: autofs (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeffrey Moyer
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2005-08-02 05:25 EDT by Mark Wilkinson
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-08-02 08:17:03 EDT
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Description Mark Wilkinson 2005-08-02 05:25:19 EDT
Description of problem:
autofs packages currently install an auto.master that lists two mount points:
/misc and /net. /net is probably reasonable but /misc seems redundant - the
auto.misc file that it refers to contains an entry to automatically mount
/dev/cdrom on /misc/cd, but this functionality is already provided by hal.

Basically the line that says
/misc    /etc/auto.misc
should be removed from /etc/auto.master. The commented out line saying
#/misc   /etc/auto.misc --timeout=60
should be left in, but there's no point having two commented out /misc entries
that hardly differ.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install autofs; start service
2. Check the mount points that automount is running on
3. ls /misc/cd
Actual results:
automount runs on /misc and provides an alternative way to mount /dev/cdrom, but
without being aware of whether the device actually exists or is the only CD
drive, or even the only removable media.

Expected results:
Removable media should be handled by HAL, which does a better job. autofs
shouldn't be getting involved with this unless the user wants to configure it to.
Comment 1 Jeffrey Moyer 2005-08-02 08:17:03 EDT
We take the upstream defaults.  Please report your concerns at


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