Automounter error, "cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory"

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9


When using the automounter, if using NIS map files, the automounter fails to start up logging the error(s) below. This is seen regardless of a valid NIS configuration or not. It is also seen whether using the +auto.home in /etc/auto.home or not.
cannot open lookup module yp:auto.home (/usr/lib64/autofs/ cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)
cannot open lookup module yp:auto.home (/usr/lib/autofs/ cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)


Current documentation (man 5 auto.master) is incorrect. The maptype:mapname syntax is widely accepted as the standard, but in SuSE Linux Enterprise Server is presently implemented as maptype mapname.

Simply change the /etc/auto.master to use the maptype mapname syntax.


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  • Document ID:3530849
  • Creation Date: 18-May-2007
  • Modified Date:11-Mar-2021
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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