The automount daemon, amd, will fail with a segmentation fault if a
configuration file is specified. Strace suggests that it is failing when it
tries to do the very first write to syslog (take this with a grain of
It will only fail if the configuration file is free of syntax errors.
Workaround is to specify everything amd needs to know on the command line
using /etc/sysconfig/amd, then it works fine.
fixed in the current shipping version of am-utils