Thanks for the reply Rob ! I had tried with all the log files you mentioned and 
had kept most of them in debug mode. Tried again now. The only error or clue I 
could see was the following I already mentioned in my previous mail, 
oddjob-mkhomedir[17823]: error setting permissions on /home/nasir: Operation 
not permitted
I don't think it is a problem due to autofs as this is the error when I am 
getting while trying to login after MANUALLY MOUTING this partition also! There 
is some permission blocking oddjob from creating the home folder on the fly. I 
can't see any debug option for /etc/oddjobd.conf file to go further.
Please help.
Thanks and regards,Nidal


--- On Thu, 5/12/11, Rob Crittenden <rcrit...@redhat.com> wrote:

> From: Rob Crittenden <rcrit...@redhat.com>
> Subject: Re: [Freeipa-users] FreeIPA for Linux desktop deployment
> To: "nasir nasir" <kollath...@yahoo.com>
> Cc: "Adam Young" <ayo...@redhat.com>, freeipa-users@redhat.com
> Date: Thursday, May 12, 2011, 2:32 PM
> nasir nasir wrote:
> > Adam,
> >
> > I tried to follow your recommendations with RHEL 6.1
> beta on server and
> > client machine. Centralized login and such things
> work. I have NFS
> > service too working. But automount is not working. For
> the time being I
> > configured my server as NFS server and created a
> folder /export as a
> > share for creating home folder. I have
> *pam_oddjob_mkhomedir.so *enabled
> > in pam files for autocreation of home folders. Now I
> can manually mount
> > the /export nfs share on the server and the client
> successfully. But
> > when I do that on server for testing and try to login
> as a new user(e.g
> > abc), it is not creating home folder. It gives the
> following error,
> >
> > *oddjob-mkhomedir[16401]: error setting permissions on
> /home/abc:
> > Operation not permitted*
> >
> > I have given 777 for my /export and rw permission in
> /etc/export. Output
> > of the command *ipa automountlocation-tofiles
> default*.
> >
> > *
> > *
> > */etc/auto.master:*
> > */- /etc/auto.direct*
> > */share /etc/auto.share*
> > */home /etc/auto.home*
> > *---------------------------*
> > */etc/auto.direct:*
> > *---------------------------*
> > */etc/auto.share:*
> > *---------------------------*
> > */etc/auto.home:*
> > ** -rw,nfs4,sec=krb5,soft,rsize=8192,wsize=8192
> > openipa.cohort.org:/export/home/&*
> > * *
> > I tried reading many docs(RHEL deployment guide,
> google, FreeIPA doc
> > etc). The problem is that they are confusing and
> conflicting in many cases.
> >
> > Please advice me how to proceed.
> 
> I'd start with system error logs: /var/log/messages,
> /var/log/secure, 
> /var/log/audit/audit.log
> 
> rob
> 
> >
> > Thanks and Regards,
> > Nidal
> >
> >>>>
> >>>>           
>      Nidal,
> >>>>
> >>>>           
>      OK, I'd probably do something like
> this: After
> >>>>           
>      install IPA, add one host as an IPA
> client with the
> >>>>           
>      following switch: --mkhomedir,,
> something like
> >>>>           
>      ipa-client-install --mkhomedir -p
> admin. Then, mount
> >>>>           
>      the directory that you are going to
> use a /home on
> >>>>           
>      that machine. Once you create users
> in IPA, the
> >>>>           
>      first time you log in as that user,
> do so from that
> >>>>           
>      client, and it will attempt to
> create the home
> >>>>           
>      directory for you. This should be
> the only machine
> >>>>           
>      that has permissions to create
> directories under
> >>>>           
>      /home. Now, create an automount
> location and map,
> >>>>           
>      and create a key for /home
> >>>>
> >>>>           
>      The instructions from our test day
> should get you
> >>>>           
>      started:
> >>>>
> >>>>           
>      https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA:Testcase_freeipav2_automount
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>
> >>
> >
> >
> >
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