Is amd automount still supported in 13.0 or not?

Bob Willcox bob at
Sun Mar 8 17:23:05 UTC 2020

On Tue, Feb 04, 2020 at 08:15:05AM -0800, David Wolfskill wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 04, 2020 at 09:46:50AM -0600, Bob Willcox wrote:
> > ...
> > > Amd is not build by default now and will be removed from base. But you
> > > can continue using it by installing sysutils/am-utils from port.
> > 
> > Thanks for the tip. I will likely go ahead and install the am-utils port as from looking
> > at the setup and features of autofs it is way more complex and does more than I need or
> > want. I've been using amd for decades now and it does exactly what I need w/o any special
> > setup or configuration required.  :)
> > ....
> I had also used amd from back when I still used a SPARCStation 5 as my
> home NFS (& yp) server, but switched with little fuss to autofs --
> primarily by using symlinks into /net/${host}/..., which works (for my
> purposes) just as well with either (amd or autofs).
> Peace,
> david

Thanks for the tip! That worked for me. I guess from reading the documentation
I didn't pick up on staying with the symlinks and simply changing host to net.


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