autofs not installed by default

Todd Volkert tvolkert at
Thu Dec 17 15:54:13 UTC 2009

Hm - perhaps it was as part of the first boot, post-anaconda.  Basically, it
was when I was asked to create a user account.  I selected "use network
login" (paraphrasing) instead of creating a local account.

On Thu, Dec 17, 2009 at 10:09 AM, Bill Nottingham <notting at>wrote:

> Todd Volkert (tvolkert at said:
> > The past few Fedora installs, I've specified a NIS server during the
> > Anaconda installation so I don't have to create any local user accounts.
> >  However, once installation is complete, I can't log into any NIS
> accounts
> > because autofs insn't installed, causing the user accounts' home folders
> to
> > not be mounted.  I have to sign in as root, install autofs, then all is
> > well.
> How have you set up a NIS server as part of the install? It's not part
> of the anaconda configuration screens.
> > My question is: shouldn't autofs be installed by default, as part of the
> > base installation?
> For many use cases in Fedora, it's not needed; we're trying to keep the
> core/base groups reasonably small.
> If you use kickstart, you can both set up NIS and install autofs with
> directives in your kickstart file.
> Bill
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