autofs - kernel-based automounter for Linux

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Updates Main i386
Package filename autofs_5.1.1-1ubuntu3.1_i386.deb
Package name autofs
Package version 5.1.1
Package release 1ubuntu3.1
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Category utils
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <>
Download size 461.23 KB
Installed size 3.04 MB
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_5.1.1-1ubuntu3.1_amd64.deb 5.1.1 amd64 Ubuntu Updates Main
autofs_5.1.1-1ubuntu3_i386.deb 5.1.1 i386 Ubuntu Main
autofs_5.1.1-1ubuntu3_amd64.deb 5.1.1 amd64 Ubuntu Main
autofs - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.16
libxml2 >= 2.7.4
lsb-base >= 4.1+Debian11ubuntu7
ucf -


Name Value
autofs5 -


Name Value
autofs5 << 5.0.6-1~


Type URL
Binary Package autofs_5.1.1-1ubuntu3.1_i386.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




2017-05-25 - Hua Zhang <>
autofs (5.1.1-1ubuntu3.1) xenial; urgency=medium
* Add one upstream patch to improve performance
- autofs-5.1.1-improve-scalability-of-direct-mount-pat.patch (LP: #1686679)
2015-11-19 - Michael Terry <>
autofs (5.1.1-1ubuntu3) xenial; urgency=medium
[ Malcolm Scott ]
* d/p/fix-lookup-ldap-crash.patch:
- Fix crash on startup due to uninitialized config.  LP: #1503034
[ Michael Terry ]
* d/p/fix-lookup-ldap-crash.patch:
- Adjust above patch to be slightly more generic
2015-07-07 - Stefan Bader <>
autofs (5.1.1-1ubuntu2) wily; urgency=low
* Add LDFLAGS to avoid issues with accessing global variables in
shared libraries (LP: #1470687, LP: #1472115).
2015-07-06 - Chris J Arges <>
autofs (5.1.1-1ubuntu1) wily; urgency=low
* Merge from Debian unstable.  Remaining changes:
- autofs.upstart script
- debian/rules: build with sssldir path
- d/p/fix-ssslib-search.patch - parts replaced by fix-sssldir.patch
- d/p/16group_buffer_size.patch
* Dropped patches:
- CVE-2014-8169-add-a-prefix-to-program-map-stdvars.patch
- CVE-2014-8169-add-config-option-to-force-use-of-program-map-stdvars.patch
- lp1386869-fix-cant-automount-when--host-exist
2015-04-29 - Dmitry Smirnov <>
autofs (5.1.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release [April 2015].
* Install new "/etc/autofs.conf".
* Patchworks: dropped obsolete patches; marked forwarded patches as such.
* Removed old "14avoid_sock_cloexec.patch" with obsolete workaround for
old kernels.
* Upload to unstable.
2015-04-10 - Dmitry Smirnov <>
autofs (5.1.0-1) experimental; urgency=low
[ Timo Aaltonen <> ]
* Add support for sssd backend (Closes: #762843).
- control: Add sssd-common to build-depends.
- rules, fix-sssldir.diff: Check the multiarch lib path when searching
[ Salvatore Bonaccorso <> ]
* Scan for upstream tarballs in various formats.
The previous watch files only looked for bz2 compressed upstream
tarballs. Upstream switched to tar.xz and tar.gz only since 5.0.9.
Adjust the watch file to catch new upstream versions. (Closes: #779438)
[ Dmitry Smirnov <> ]
* Standards-Version to 3.9.6.
* New upstream release [June 2014] (Closes: #779441, #741064, #743939).
* Refreshed patches.
* Dropped obsolete "default-autofs-remove-USE_MISC_DEVICE.patch".
* Install native systemd service using "dh-systemd".
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.
2015-04-28 - Seyeong Kim <>
autofs (5.0.8-1ubuntu3.1) vivid; urgency=medium
* Fix mount issues when using '-host' in conf file. (LP: #1386869)

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