Thanks for the reply.
I have compiled and installed the latest RPM, but I am still having the same issue, even after rebooting the server. If I do the command rpm -qa | grep autofs I get the following:
So it is showing as autofs4 being installed.
I know I can access the autofs by using the service command, but I thought it was a module because if I do the command lsmod | grep autofs I get the following:
autofs 13780 0 (autoclean) (unused)
On another box that is pretty much the same, that the autofs is working on, if I do the lsmod | grep autofs command I get the following:
autofs4 16152 1 (autoclean)
On that same machine that it works on, if I do the command modinfo autofs4 I get the following:
This is what was pointing me to the idea of compiling the module for autofs4, and then putting the following alias in the /etc/modules.info file:
alias autofs autofs4
I am very new to modules, so not really sure about the above.
If it is a module. can I copy it from one of the machines that has autofs4 working fine, and do a rmmod autofs and then insmod autofs4 !?
I would copy the file from the working machine in: /lib/modules/2.4.21-40.EL/kernel/fs/autofs4/autofs4.o
Any more pointers would be really appreciated.