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?
We (Red Hat) should really try hard to fix this before next release.
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?
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)
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.
before it worked, there was no output at all (I forgot to mention)
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.