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When booting, the system fails to mount nfs mounts due to statd not being started. After manually starting statd, nfs mounts are automatically mounted by autofs.

Even though /etc/init/statd.conf specifies "mounting TYPE=nfs" in the "start on" line, this doesn't seem to work.

How does one solve this, other than manually starting statd after every boot?

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Currently the work-around I'm using, is to add an extra event (starting autofs) on the "start on" line in /etc/init/statd.conf:

start on (started portmap or mounting TYPE=nfs or starting autofs)

This makes upstart start statd before autofs is started.

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