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Bug 7738 - amd segfaults if a config file (the -F option) is specified
Summary: amd segfaults if a config file (the -F option) is specified
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: am-utils
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Cristian Gafton
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Reported: 1999-12-10 18:36 UTC by Henry B. Messenger
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-04 01:46:08 UTC

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Description Henry B. Messenger 1999-12-10 18:36:02 UTC
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 2000-02-04 01:46:59 UTC
fixed in the current shipping version of am-utils

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