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Re: Program Lookup Failure



On Friday 08 September 2006 10:34, Sjoerd Mullender wrote:
> On 2006-09-08 11:05, Anne Wilson wrote:
> > Every day logwatch reports the following:
> >
> > --------------------- Automount Begin ------------------------
> >
> >
> >  Failed mounts:
> >     .directory          Program Lookup Failure 13 Time(s)
> >     net                 Mount Failure 13 Time(s)
> >
> >  ---------------------- Automount End -------------------------
> >
> > In October last year Claude Jones suggested that autofs could/should be
> > turned off unless it is known to be used.  He said that it would not
> > affect mounting usb devices.  He didn't say, however, whether it would
> > affect the pop-up behaviour when a data disk is inserted into a CD/DVD
> > drive.
> >
> > Question 1 - does it affect CD/DVD drives?
>
> No.
>
> > Question 2 - the man page makes it sound as though autofs is pretty
> > essential, being used during bootup.  Would shutting it off impact on
> > this?
>
> Are you referring to the sentence:
> "Usually autofs is invoked at system boot  time  with  the start
> parameter and at shutdown time with the stop parameter."?
> That refers to the script in /etc/init.d and is true for any script
> there that is enabled.  It only means that the autofs system is enabled
> automatically during boot, when so requested.
>
> autofs not essential for bootup.
>
> > Question 3 - what else do I need to know?
>
> Look in the file /etc/auto.master.  If there are no uncommented lines,
> you can disable autofs with impunity.

Thanks for the clarification.

There is one uncommented line:

/net	/etc/auto.net

Probably that is what is causing the messages.  However, can you explain to me 
what that line is doing?  Thanks

Anne

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