I didn't realize that this was considered unusual. AutoFs integration has been a critical part of our infrastructure across multiple departments at our university for decades, starting with NIS/NIS+. Without AutoFS integration we would be ... very, very sad.
I have filed a bug report w/ Debian and included a patch against Debian Sid's autofs-5.1.6 source package: https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=968675 Since this is the same source file as Ubuntu 20.04 uses I've included the patch file for your use, on the off chance that it would make things easier (attached). Looking at the up-stream source from https://mirrors.edge.kernel.org/pub/linux/daemons/autofs/v5/ it appears that version 5.1.2's autofs.schema file was correct. The typo first appears in 5.1.3, released in May 24th 2017, and has affected every release of autofs since. I have also submitted a bug report, including a patch file, to the aut...@vger.kernel.org mailing list for the autofs developers. Michael Peek On Tue, 2020-08-18 at 16:42 +0000, Robie Basak wrote: > Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make > Ubuntu better. > > Since this affects an unusual end-user configuration, I'm setting > Importance to Low, and I don't expect anyone to work on this soon. > However if you can help definitively explain what needs adjusting to fix > this correctly, then that would be helpful and we can try to help get > that fix landed. Caveat: normally we'd expect an explanation and patch > to be sent to Debian first. > > I'm deferring a decision on whether or not this requires a fix in > openldap until the above is clear. > > ** Changed in: autofs (Ubuntu) > Importance: Undecided => Low > > ** Changed in: openldap (Ubuntu) > Importance: Undecided => Low > ** Bug watch added: Debian Bug tracker #968675 https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=968675 ** Patch added: "autofs-5.1.6-schema-fix.diff" https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1891548/+attachment/5402829/+files/autofs-5.1.6-schema-fix.diff -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu Touch seeded packages, which is subscribed to openldap in Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1891548 Title: autofs-ldap's /etc/ldap/schema/autofs.schema crashes slapd Status in autofs package in Ubuntu: New Status in openldap package in Ubuntu: New Bug description: Ubuntu Release: # lsb_release -rd Description: Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS Release: 20.04 Version of packages in use: # dpkg -l autofs autofs-ldap slapd | grep '^ii' ii autofs 5.1.6-2ubuntu0.1 amd64 kernel-based automounter for Linux ii autofs-ldap 5.1.6-2ubuntu0.1 amd64 LDAP map support for autofs ii slapd 2.4.49+dfsg-2ubuntu1.3 amd64 OpenLDAP server (slapd) Expected: No errors from slaptest Actual Output: 5f359370 /etc/ldap/schema/autofs.schema: line 14 attributetype: AttributeType inappropriate matching rule: "caseExactMatch" To manage notifications about this bug go to: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/autofs/+bug/1891548/+subscriptions -- Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~touch-packages Post to : email@example.com Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~touch-packages More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp