Bug 25842 - autofs fails to start
Summary: autofs fails to start
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: autofs   
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Nalin Dahyabhai
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Whiteboard: Florence RC-1
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Reported: 2001-02-03 08:52 UTC by Jorit Dorn
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:31 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-02-13 19:25:23 UTC
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Description Jorit Dorn 2001-02-03 08:52:00 UTC
after my fisher installtion autofs fails to start (on output at all -
nothing like [OK], [FAILED] ...) and no entry is made to /var/log/messages

after a second installation of autofs with bind as an additional package
installed (I tried to recompile the package which needs bing-devel)
everything works fine 
(except the second installation overrides /etc/auto.master). 

Is there a dependency that is not added to the RPM package?

Comment 1 Glen Foster 2001-02-05 22:51:37 UTC
We (Red Hat) should really try hard to fix this before next release.

Comment 2 Nalin Dahyabhai 2001-02-08 07:54:42 UTC
Are you still getting messages indicating that an attempt was made to start the
automounter, or are you getting nothing at all when the init script is run?

Comment 3 Karsten Hopp 2001-02-13 19:16:55 UTC
Do you have mountmaps in your NIS or LDAP databases or do you use only
local mountmaps ? Could you attach /etc/auto.master and /etc/auto.misc, please?
(only if they have been modified)

Comment 4 Jorit Dorn 2001-02-13 19:23:38 UTC
Yes, I am using NIS for authentification, I was able to read the map and after 
a couple of reboots it suddenly worked (I don't know why it didn't - I don't 
know why it works now)

The entry is (just like in my RH7.0 box)
/home   auto.home       --timeout=60   

Hope it helps.

Comment 5 Jorit Dorn 2001-02-13 19:25:16 UTC
before it worked, there was no output at all (I forgot to mention)

Comment 6 Nalin Dahyabhai 2001-02-15 01:59:46 UTC
I got to do a fresh installation from the latest built tree this morning, custom
install, selected no package groups, individual package selection used to enable
autofs.  It came up fine.  Since I can't reproduce this, and it's also working
for you now, I'll just mark this WORKSFORME.


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