Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 113467
Excel doesn't open read-only files on SAMBA share
Last modified: 2014-08-31 19:25:45 EDT
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Description of problem:
On samba share read-only users cannot open .xls files directly through
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
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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
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.
Problem is solved with updating to 3.0.2.