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Bug 7738 - amd segfaults if a config file (the -F option) is specified
amd segfaults if a config file (the -F option) is specified
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: am-utils (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Cristian Gafton
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Reported: 1999-12-10 13:36 EST by Henry B. Messenger
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-03 20:46:08 EST
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Description Henry B. Messenger 1999-12-10 13:36:02 EST
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.
Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 2000-02-03 20:46:59 EST
fixed in the current shipping version of am-utils

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