Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 243645
autofs doesn't permit "." in macro or macro value
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:44 EST
Description of problem:
autofs does not allow macro defines in the master map don't
allow the macro name or it's value to contain a ".".
Steps to Reproduce:
1 . Add the following to the master map:
/test /etc/auto.define -DDIR.DOT=test.dot
2. Add the following to /etc/auto.define:
3. Create the directory /usr/local/tmp/test.dot
4. Attempt to automount /test/def with:
the ls returns:
ls: /test/def: No such file or directory
ls returns after successful mount.
Created attachment 156683 [details]
Patch to premit "." in macro define and value
This is a regression wrt version 4 behaviour.
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This bugzilla has Keywords: Regression.
Since no regressions are allowed between releases,
it is also being proposed as a blocker for this release.
Please resolve ASAP.
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