Description of problem:
Latest sort breaks autofs. /var/log messages contains:
Oct 29 09:59:08 ontap automount: >> sort: open failed: +0: No such file
Oct 29 09:59:08 ontap automount: lookup(program): lookup for barrel failed
Oct 29 09:59:08 ontap automount: failed to mount /net/barrel
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Breakage occurs on both i386 and x86_64.
Reverting to coreutils-5.2.1-56 fixes the problem.
See also bug# 166328 "Thunderbird won't start after update"
I theorize that that bug is also caused by the new sort.
coreutils is not to blame, it's just following the POSIX standard. Read
/usr/share/doc/coreutils-5.92/NEWS, search for `sort' in there.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 172111 ***