Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 137083
redhat-config-samba cannot add users or change passwords
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:04 EST
Description of problem:
r-c-samba tries to call smbpasswd with '-s' to supply password on
stdin, which smbpasswd stopped supporting around samba-3.0.6.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. try to add a samba account for an existing user via r-c-samba
no error message is displayed, but if you started r-c-samba from a
terminal you will see smbpasswd display a usage message and fail to
add the user
user added successfully
Have multiple customers with support requests open on this (4, at the
This bug is solved in current system-config-date packages. I intend to backport
the patch and build an erratum for RHEL3 U5.
Argh. Make that system-config-samba of course.
This is the same as bug #132084.
I too have seen this problem. When adding a user via this GUI,
nothing is added to the list but if you try to add same user again, an
error indicates the user is already on the list (even though nothing
is displayed). Samba is not functioning properly due to the lack of a
defined password. This bug looks like bug 90514
*** Bug 159118 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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