Linux : automount: lookup_read_master: couldn’t locate nis+ table auto.master

By | October 20, 2013

After upgrading from CentOS/RHEL 5.9 to 5.10, you may noticed the following entry in the system logs [/var/log/messages] :

automount[0000]: lookup_read_master: lookup(nisplus): couldn’t locate nis+ table auto.master

Well, it appear there was a change of syntax since the previous version of “autofs” utility. I was able to get rid of this error removing the ” + ” in front of “auto.master” :

Open the following config file :

Locate this line, usually at the bottom of the config :

Change to :

Restart automount :