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Bug 55414 - Upgrade overwrites /etc/auto.master
Upgrade overwrites /etc/auto.master
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: autofs (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Nalin Dahyabhai
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-10-30 16:50 EST by Phil Schaffner
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-03-19 16:34:34 EST
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Description Phil Schaffner 2001-10-30 16:50:36 EST
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Description of problem:
Upgrade from 7.1 Seawolf to 7.2 Enigma silently overwrote /etc/auto.master
without saving as auto.master.rpmsave or creating the new file as
auto.master.rpmnew, resulting in loss of access to configured options in

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How reproducible:
Didn't try

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Upgrade 7.1 system with autofs installed to 7.2

Actual Results:  Original /etc/auto.master was overwritten.

Expected Results:  Should have created /etc/auto.master as
/etc/auto.master.rpmnew and noted in /tmp/upgrade.log

Additional info:

Corrected problem by uncommenting last line in /etc/auto.master thus
restoring reference to /etc/auto.misc

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