Bug 190877 - Autofs does not allow a file map to include a nis map of the same name
Autofs does not allow a file map to include a nis map of the same name
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: autofs (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeff Moyer
Brock Organ
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Blocks: RHEL3U8CanFix
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Reported: 2006-05-05 16:48 EDT by Jeff Moyer
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: RHBA-2006-0459
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Last Closed: 2006-07-20 10:44:14 EDT
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Description Jeff Moyer 2006-05-05 16:48:49 EDT
Description of problem:

It is common to have a master map which solely references a YP map, as follows:


The current included map support precludes the use of such maps, as it falsely
detects this as a recursive map inclusion.  (Well, it actually works for
auto.master, but not for any other map).

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
Setup a master map:

/misc   /etc/auto.misc

Setup auto.misc:


automount: files nis


# service autofs start

The automounter will fail to load the nis map.

If everything works properly, the automounter would create a /misc directory,
and you would see a list of directories from the yp map auto.misc.  (to obtain
the map contents of auto.misc, simply do a 'ypcat -k auto.misc').
Comment 6 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-07-20 10:44:14 EDT
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.


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