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Bug 32026 - Gentoo autofs package version is outdated
Summary: Gentoo autofs package version is outdated
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] Core system (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Ryan Phillips (RETIRED)
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-10-26 04:07 UTC by Gregory Shimansky
Modified: 2004-05-27 13:07 UTC (History)
0 users

See Also:
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

My overlay ebuild of autofs-4.0.0 package (autofs-4.0.0.ebuild,1.76 KB, text/plain)
2003-10-26 04:08 UTC, Gregory Shimansky
Beta version of autofs - looks unstable (autofs-4.1.0_beta2.ebuild,1.67 KB, text/plain)
2003-10-28 07:15 UTC, Gregory Shimansky
Ebuild for unstable autofs branch 4.1.0-beta3, see comments (autofs-4.1.0_beta3.ebuild,1.67 KB, text/plain)
2003-11-19 12:27 UTC, Gregory Shimansky
Ebuild for autofs-4.1.0 stable version (autofs-4.1.0.ebuild,1.69 KB, application/octet-stream)
2004-01-27 07:51 UTC, Gregory Shimansky
Patch file for autofs-4.1.0 ebuild (autofs-4.1.0-lookup.patch,1.16 KB, patch)
2004-01-27 07:54 UTC, Gregory Shimansky
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Description Gregory Shimansky 2003-10-26 04:07:31 UTC
Gentoo ships only autofs-3.1.7 package. Meanwhile autofs 4.0 has become stable
( The unstable branch is

I have created an overlay ebuild for autofs-4.0.0 and use it successfully with
Solaris and Linux NFS servers to mount filesystems to the /net and /home
directories. So far autofs-4.0.0 works without problems for me. This ebuild
doesn't include any patches from 3.1.7 version.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:

Expected Results:  
Expected that at least ~x86 branch would have autofs of 4.x version which is up
to date with autofs development.
Comment 1 Gregory Shimansky 2003-10-26 04:08:59 UTC
Created attachment 19811 [details]
My overlay ebuild of autofs-4.0.0 package
Comment 2 Ryan Phillips (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-10-27 16:33:27 UTC
Comment 3 Gregory Shimansky 2003-10-28 07:15:23 UTC
Created attachment 19892 [details]
Beta version of autofs - looks unstable

I've created an ebuild for the beta version of autofs 4.1.0-beta2, but when
tried to use it, somehow half of my /usr tree became unavailable. I didn't
setup any automounter on /usr, so I think this was autofs bug. Anyway, I
investigate this thoroughly because the system became quite unusable.

Anyway, in this ebuild I did some corrections to default config files because
those that are provided with as autofs samples look better, and I added samples
to the doc files.
Comment 4 Gregory Shimansky 2003-10-28 12:14:51 UTC
Yes I saw a new ebuild appear in cvs. I thought that maybe someone would
put beta versions ebuilds as well, someone might debug my weird problem with
Comment 5 Gregory Shimansky 2003-11-19 12:27:33 UTC
Created attachment 20954 [details]
Ebuild for unstable autofs branch 4.1.0-beta3, see comments

I've made autofs-4.1.0-beta to work. It appears to have a bug when there are
embedded NIS maps inside of auto_master map or maybe a bug with two or more
level mount directories (in my case it was /usr/dist mountpoint, for some
reason autofs decided it is actually /usr which made my /usr tree empty).

So I've made a change in /etc/init.d/autofs script which is kind of a
workaround for the directory tree that I have in my network, the reference to
another NIS map from auto_master is done by "/-" mountpoint, so I just excluded
it from the considered mountpoints in startup script and called my version
autofs.rc9. The diff is here:

--- /usr/portage/net-fs/autofs/files/autofs.rc8 2003-07-26 14:10:03.000000000
+++ autofs	2003-11-10 20:48:34.000000000 +0200
@@ -73,9 +73,10 @@
	while read dir map options
	    # These checks screen out duplicates and skip over directories
-	    # where the map is '-'.
+	    # where the map is '-' or directory is '/-'
	    if [ ! -z "$dir" -a ! -z "$map" \
			-a x`echo "$map" | cut -c1` != 'x-' \
+			-a x`echo "$dir" | cut -c-2` != 'x/-' \
			-a "`echo "$knownmaps" | grep $dir/`" = "" ]
		# If the options include a -t or --timeout parameter, then
Comment 6 Gregory Shimansky 2004-01-27 07:51:54 UTC
Created attachment 24489 [details]
Ebuild for autofs-4.1.0 stable version

This is a ebuild for autofs-4.1.0 stable version. It only requires a patch file
autofs-4.1.0-lookup.patch that I am attaching next.

So far this build fixed my problems with /- mountpoints and nested NIS maps so
I am very happy and could consider it as stable by now.
Comment 7 Gregory Shimansky 2004-01-27 07:54:28 UTC
Created attachment 24490 [details, diff]
Patch file for autofs-4.1.0 ebuild

This is a patch taken from which
seems to fix some lookup issues. My ebuild requires this patch file.
Comment 8 Gregory Shimansky 2004-01-27 07:56:04 UTC
Since autofs version has changed to 4.1.0 and it is a stable release I am reopening this bug with new submitted ebuild.s
Comment 9 Michael Imhof (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-05-26 09:35:08 UTC
I bumped this one to 4.1.3
Comment 10 Gregory Shimansky 2004-05-27 13:07:02 UTC
Confirmed, autofs 4.1.3 is the latest version.