Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 164881
/etc/auto.master should ship with sane defaults
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:11 EST
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
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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install autofs; start service
2. Check the mount points that automount is running on
3. ls /misc/cd
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.
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.
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