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Bug 1882 - problem with script /etc/rc.d/init.d/autofs
Summary: problem with script /etc/rc.d/init.d/autofs
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: autofs
Version: 5.1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Preston Brown
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 1999-03-30 15:30 UTC by Dimitri Papadopoulos
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-04-10 03:09:28 UTC

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Description Dimitri Papadopoulos 1999-03-30 15:30:19 UTC
The /etc/rc.d/init.d/autofs script should be enhanced.

At office, user home directories are dispatched on many
Solaris servers. Precise physical location is described in
a NIS map on a Solaris NIS server. However, Solaris
workstations keep a local auto_master master map.

The current state of function getmounts() does not permit
to mix a local auto.master master map with a NIS auto_home
map. We had to hack the script to auto-mount user

I would like to contribute and modifiy this script, so that
local and NIS maps can be mixed, like on Solaris platform.
However, I don't know who is responsible for this script.
The man page says:
	This manual page was written by Christoph Lameter
	<>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system.
	Edited by H. Peter Anvin <>. Edited
	by Michael K. Johnson <> to match
	Red Hat Linux.
So I guess the script has been enhanced by Red Hat. If not,
please tell me and I will contact the original maintainer.

Comment 1 Preston Brown 1999-03-30 20:47:59 UTC
I would appreciate any enhancements to the script that you have.
Please send them directly to me, and I will make sure they get

Comment 2 Michael K. Johnson 1999-04-10 03:09:59 UTC
We are currently integrating patches into our development version
which provide precisely what you are asking for: supporting random
mixes of local maps and yp maps.

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