[SOLVED][autofs] lookup(program): lookup for foo failed

Michael B Allen mba2000 at ioplex.com
Sun May 15 02:41:04 UTC 2005

On Sat, 14 May 2005 20:51:28 -0400
Michael B Allen <mba2000 at ioplex.com> wrote:

> /mnt/foo if accessed. However with FC3 this simply does not work. I get:
>   May 14 20:44:00 quark automount[9844]: lookup(program): lookup for foo failed

I made an error. I accedentally created the auto.foo map file with
executable permissions. If you do this the autofs init script will
interpret it as a "program" and attempt to execute it rather then parse
it as a regular map file. Simply doing chmod -x on it and restarting
autofs fixes the problem.

Needless to say the autofs documentation is in need of some work.


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