when autofs is started on my system the init scripts report no problems. When I check autofs is not running. An /etc/init.d/autofs reload tries to kill a number of pids that do not exist. After looking at this problem for about 15 min I found that I had compiled autofs4 as a module and I had not insmoded it. There should be some sort of check if autofs is supported by the kernel and they insmod the module if it is a module and not compiled in.
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Build kernel with autofs4 as a module
5.find real problem by checking /var/log/daemons.log
working autofs or at lease clear error that it did not start and that you
should check the daemon.log file
I think that covers it. Give it a try
unfortunetly that's really hard at autofs doesn't give any indication that an error has occured in any way that's quick to pick up.
it always exits with a 0 return value, even when there is stuff wrong, and never even sends output on stdout.
i'll put a chunk of code into the latest init script that check for the autofs module for you, and try to load it if needed, and fail otherwise.