Bug 5403

Summary: samba requires a "home directory" in /home
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Michael Tokarev <mjt>
Component: sambaAssignee: Trond Eivind Glomsrxd <teg>
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Description Michael Tokarev 1999-09-27 19:24:43 UTC
samba server package installs a "homedir" /home/samba
that is included in cpio archive. If a customer have an
nfs-mounted home directory (via automount, very common
for Solaris, for example), installing samba on "non-root"
machine will fail with message "unable to create
/home/samba"). This is a some general question -- why
samba need that directory?!

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-10-05 15:20:59 UTC
Removed in samba-2.0.5a-14, in the next Raw Hide release.