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Recommended update for autofs


(Last modified: 15NOV2007)

solutions Recommended update for autofs SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (8df4ad8646a5c4637b29a102f5108e73)

Applies to

Package: autofs
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
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Patch: patch-11587
Release: 20071115
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.


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 -Fvh autofs.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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