autofs - kernel-based automounter for Linux

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name autofs
Package version 5.0.8
Package release 2+deb8u1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 1.56 KB
Download size 309.55 KB
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Autofs controls the operation of the automount daemons. The
automount daemons automatically mount filesystems when they
are used and unmount them after a period of inactivity. This
is done based on a set of pre-configured maps.
The kernel automounter implements an almost complete SunOS
style automounter under Linux. A recent version of the kernel
autofs4 module (builtin or separate) is required.
This is the autofs daemon.


Package Version Architecture Repository
autofs_5.0.8-2+deb8u1_i386.deb 5.0.8 i386 Debian Main
autofs - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.16
libxml2 >= 2.7.4
multiarch-support -
ucf -


Name Value
autofs5 -


Name Value
autofs5 << 5.0.6-1~


Type URL
Binary Package autofs_5.0.8-2+deb8u1_amd64.deb
Source Package autofs

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install autofs deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install autofs




2016-04-22 - Salvatore Bonaccorso <>
autofs (5.0.8-2+deb8u1) jessie; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Remove macro debugging prints from macro_setenv (Closes: #755019)
2015-03-19 - Dmitry Smirnov <>
autofs (5.0.8-2) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Salvatore Bonaccorso <> ]
* Add patches for CVE-2014-8169 (Closes: #779591).
When a program map uses an interpreted languages like python it is
possible to load and execute arbitray code from a user home directory.
This is because the standard environment variables are used to locate
and load modules when using these languages. To avoid that, a prefix to
these environment names is added so that they aren't used for this
purpose. The prefix used is "AUTOFS_" and is not configurable.
Additionally a configuration option to force the use of program map
standard environment variables is added (FORCE_STANDARD_PROGRAM_MAP_ENV).
[ Dmitry Smirnov <> ]
* Refreshed other patches as needed.
2014-03-07 - Dmitry Smirnov <>
autofs (5.0.8-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release [October 2013] (Closes: #729023).
* "debian/copyright":
+ corrected BSD-3-clause license name.
+ added Michael Tokarev's copyright.
* "debian/control":
+ Standards to 3.9.5.
+ updated my email address.
* Patches removed (applied-upstream):
- 0001-autofs-5.0.7-fix-nobind-sun-escaped-map-entries.patch
- 0002-autofs-5.0.7-fix-use-cache-entry-after-free-mistake.patch
- 0004-autofs-5.0.7-fix-parse-buffer-initialization.patch
- 0005-autofs-5.0.7-fix-typo-in-automount-8.patch
- allow-nsswitch.conf-to-not-contain-automount-lines.patch
- save-hesiod-libs-correctly.patch
* Patches updated:
+ 11default_automaster_location.patch
+ manpages.patch
+ manpages-hyphen.patch
+ default-autofs-remove-USE_MISC_DEVICE.patch
+ do-not-check-for-modprobe-procfs-or-load-module.patch
+ link-daemon-with-lpthread.patch
+ fix-ldflags.patch
+ remove-kernel-mount.nfs-version-check.patch
* "autofs-ldap":
+ install "samples/auto.master.ldap".
2012-10-10 - Michael Tokarev <>
autofs (5.0.7-3) unstable; urgency=low
* pidfile is in /var/run not /run: fix the initscript
(forgotten part of #682675)
2012-10-06 - Michael Tokarev <>
autofs (5.0.7-2) unstable; urgency=low
* force transfer ucf autofs5=>autofs ownership for all ucf-managed
files (Closes: #689747)

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