Bug 113467 - Excel doesn't open read-only files on SAMBA share
Summary: Excel doesn't open read-only files on SAMBA share
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Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: samba   
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Version: 3.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Jay Fenlason
QA Contact: David Lawrence
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Reported: 2004-01-14 09:46 UTC by Rados Gregoric
Modified: 2014-08-31 23:25 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-01-20 07:04:43 UTC
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Description Rados Gregoric 2004-01-14 09:46:56 UTC
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Description of problem:
On samba share read-only users cannot open .xls files directly through
windows explorer.
If double-clicked file.xls in windows 2000 explorer, excel starts and
error message is written: "'file.xls' could not be find. Check the
spelling of the file name..."
Same file could be opened directly from excel (File->Open) 
Tested with MS Office 2000 & Office 97 (and open office 1.1)

Users with R/W access have no problems.

We noticed this problem after migrating from RH7.3 to EHES-3.

It seems, that this is konwn problem in samba, and resloved in samba
ver: 3.0.1

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.create samba share e.g.
        comment = myshare
        path = /mnt/share
        valid users = @shrgruop
        allow hosts = x.x.x.
        create mask = 644
        force group = shrgroup
        directory mask = 754
        writable = yes
        browseable = yes
        read list = user2, user3
2. map network drive from windows 2000 as user2 
3. in windows explorer double click on any .xls file

Actual Results:  excel starts and file not found message is written

Expected Results:  excel starts and file not found message is written

Additional info:

Comment 1 Jay Fenlason 2004-01-17 04:53:26 UTC
I've put RPMs of samba-3.0.2rc1 on 
http://people.redhat.com/fenlason/.samba .  Can you try them and see if 
they resolve your problem.  Note that these are un-qa'd packages of a 
release that is not intended for production use.  If they solve your 
problem, I will attempt to get samba-3.0.2 included in the next quarterly 
update of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3. 

Comment 2 Rados Gregoric 2004-01-20 07:04:43 UTC
Problem is solved with updating to 3.0.2.
Thank you

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