autofs(8) manpage says:
auto.master configuration file is processed the
script will check for an NIS map with the same
such a map exists then that map will be processed
same way as the auto.master map. The NIS map will be
But that's not true, the autofs script only looks at the
auto.master map if /etc/auto.master does not exist.
The autofs-master-yp.patch patch included with the autofs
SRPM mentions this behavior.
I suggest that the behavior be modified to be compatible
with Sun's automounter, checking for a line starting with
"+" and including that map (e.g. "+auto.master"). It is
useful to be able to have both local automounter
configuration and to be able to pull the configuration from
NIS. This would be a trivial change to the autofs script.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 6484 ***