Bug 476306 - autofs not started at boot
autofs not started at boot
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: autofs (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ian Kent
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-12-12 18:12 EST by Jon Kent
Modified: 2009-12-18 02:16 EST (History)
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Description Jon Kent 2008-12-12 18:12:19 EST
Description of problem: autofs not started at boot when installed

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible: Very

Steps to Reproduce:
1. yum install autofs
2. chkconfig --list |grep autofs
3. note autofs not enabled

Expected results:

autofs should be enabled, or prompted that it is not with %post macro of spec
Comment 1 Jeff Moyer 2008-12-15 09:33:49 EST
Ian, correct me if I'm wrong, but I think it's that way because autofs used to get installed by default, and folks didn't want yet another thing starting that they didn't use.  Is that right?  Does autofs no longer get installed by default?
Comment 2 Ian Kent 2008-12-15 10:37:09 EST
It's marked as optional in the comps so I guess the answer is

But I think that's not the question.
The question here is does a "chkconfig --add autofs" enable
autofs to start in the run levels specified in the "chkconfig:"
line in the init script, which I believe it should. As the
add is done in the %post script at install.

Comment 3 Jon Kent 2008-12-15 11:07:42 EST

To clarify.

autofs does get started, however, as there is no network available NFS does not work.

This just seemed odd to me and follows the same theme as bug 476382 (ypbind).

If it is now the default for F10 to not start networking at boot (which would seem odd, as it default to init 5), then when you install autofs it would seem to make sense to verify the status of the 'network' service to see if it is 'on'.  If not then it could either:

a) inform you of this
b) chkconfig network on
Comment 4 Ian Kent 2008-12-15 11:36:52 EST
(In reply to comment #3)
> Hi,
> To clarify.
> autofs does get started, however, as there is no network available NFS does not
> work.

Your assuming that autofs starts in run level 2 (where
networking is not started) by default which is not the
Comment 5 Jon Kent 2008-12-16 05:10:24 EST

I am aware of this, but F10 was at init 5 and init 5 is documented in inittab as 'full multiuser with network and X'.

In anycase, I put Fedora to init 3, just in case, and there was still no networking, therefore no NFS.

It just seems a little disjointed.
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