RHBA-2006:0459 - Bug Fix Advisory
autofs bug fix update
Bug Fix Advisory
Updated autofs packages that fix various bugs are now available.
The autofs utility controls the operation of the automount daemons. The
automount daemons automatically mount and unmount file systems after a
period of inactivity. File systems can include network file systems,
CD-ROMs, diskettes, and other media.
These updated packages address the following issues:
- When determining the source of a map, automount did not consult the name
service switch configuration.
- When an invalid entry was looked up, the automounter erroneously
determined that the map contents had changed. As a result, it re-read the
entire map and, if ghosting was enabled, it also removed and recreated all
of the directories associated with the keys in that map.
In addition, these packages also contain the following fixes:
- The automounter now supports the use of included maps.
- The -debuginfo package now contains valid debug data. Previously, all of
the binaries were stripped.
- The automounter will now recognize more than one direct map specified in
the master map. Note that the direct map limitations, as described in
/usr/share/doc/autofs-4.1.3/README.direct, still apply.
- The automounter now allows for the specification of a BASEDN when looking
for a master map in LDAP. This feature can be utilized by specifying
" in the /etc/sysconfig/autofs configuration file.
All users of autofs should upgrade to these updated packages to benefit
from these fixes.
Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.
To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:
rpm -Fvh [filenames]
where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade. Only those
RPMs which are currently installed will be updated. Those RPMs which are
not installed but included in the list will not be updated. Note that you
can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory *only* contains the
Please note that this update is also available via Red Hat Network. Many
people find this an easier way to apply updates. To use Red Hat Network,
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:
This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.
If up2date fails to connect to Red Hat Network due to SSL
Certificate Errors, you need to install a version of the
up2date client with an updated certificate. The latest version of
up2date is available from the Red Hat FTP site and may also be
downloaded directly from the RHN website:
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 3 x86_64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 3 ia64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 3 i386
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 3 x86_64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 3 ia64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 3 i386
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop 3 x86_64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop 3 i386
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM z Systems 3 s390x
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM z Systems 3 s390
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Power, big endian 3 ppc
- BZ - 145152 - autofs (automount) may use NIS maps even if nsswitch.conf is configured for files only
- BZ - 147378 - makefiles strip debug symbols from autofs binaries before debuginfo package is built
- BZ - 156035 - Autofs uses local /etc file map in preference to NIS if one exists
- BZ - 181834 - rfe: allow for the specification of a default search DN
- BZ - 190877 - Autofs does not allow a file map to include a nis map of the same name
- BZ - 196171 - Autofs debuginfo package does not include debug symbols for autofs-4.1.3-184.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 3
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 3
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop 3
Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM z Systems 3
Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Power, big endian 3