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Recommended update for autofs4


(Last modified: 19NOV2007)

solutions Recommended update for autofs4
SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (1b8770f102ff07f546ead371c5161613)

Applies to

Package: autofs4
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Open Enterprise Server
Patch: patch-11753
Release: 20071119
Obsoletes: none


Everyone should update.


Problem description

  • This update fixes the e2fsck error handling in autofs , which resulted in an error when mounting the same filesystem twice to two different mountpoints.
  • It also adds support for the official maptype separator in /etc/auto.master.
  • A problem with duplicate map entries is fixed.
  • A sysconfig parameter LOCAL_OPTIONS is added.
  • On shutdown lazy unmount is used to prevent problems with busy mounts.


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fhv autofs4.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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