|Summary:||Linuxconf messes up with samba?|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||stef.pillaert|
|Component:||linuxconf||Assignee:||Michael K. Johnson <johnsonm>|
|Status:||CLOSED ERRATA||QA Contact:|
|Version:||6.0||CC:||glenn, jack, joel|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||1999-08-03 22:52:32 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description stef.pillaert 1999-05-07 13:03:32 UTC
(installed RedHat 6.0 on a i386) Hello, I tried to change the samba workgroup (from MYGROUP to BOUWKUNDE) using Linuxconf. It seemed that Linuxconf messed up my smb.conf file, leaving funny characters where the group should be mentioned. I removed samba (with rpm -e) and reinstalled (with rpm). If I click on samba (in Linuxconf) now, I get the input-box for sendmail settings, not the one for samba settings!!! Very weird things going on.. Stef.
Comment 1 Michael K. Johnson 1999-05-11 18:38:59 UTC
Added Jacques to CC line. Jacques, any chance that treemenu isn't always recognizing when it needs to be recalculated? Our linuxconf package has triggers for when samba is installed/uninstalled (among other packages) as you suggested. The workaround in the meantime should be (as root): rm -f /var/run/treemenu.cache
Comment 2 glenn 1999-06-30 12:55:59 UTC
I've seen part of this, too. After a fresh install of 6.0, if Samba is deleted, and then re-installed, access of Samba (e.g., the 'defaults' item) shows you screens for sendmail. The problem is related to the /etc/conf.linuxconf file. Removing the Samba RPM and then re-installing it changes the order of the lines for samba and mailconf. Editing the file and reversing the order (samba before mailconf) restores linuxconf operation to normal. Gnome documentation linuxconf indicates that if standard utilites are used to access the conf.linuxconf file, fetches of key/value pairs will be order independent (a Good Thing!). The faulty behavior of linuxconf can be easily demonstrated by editing the file, and changing the order of the samba/mailconf lines. Oddly, invoking linuxconf as 'netconf' gets you access to all the right stuff.
Comment 3 Derek Tattersall 1999-08-03 16:01:59 UTC
*** Bug 2696 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. *** When using linuxconf on 6.0 to setup smb.conf binary data get put into the file and becomes unusable ...
Comment 4 Michael K. Johnson 1999-08-03 22:52:59 UTC
Reported fixed in linuxconf-1.16r1.3, released as update RHEA-1999:026