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Bug 160059 - init script will not stop daemon if smb.conf deleted while running
init script will not stop daemon if smb.conf deleted while running
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: samba (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Simo Sorce
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2005-06-10 11:21 EDT by Chester Hosey
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-03-05 14:11:44 EST
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Description Chester Hosey 2005-06-10 11:21:56 EDT
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Description of problem:
"/etc/init.d/smb stop" exits silently if smb.conf does not exist.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. With existing /etc/samba/smb.conf, start samba (/etc/init.d/smb start).
2. Delete or rename /etc/samba/smb.conf
3. "/etc/init.d/smb stop" will exit silently.

Actual Results:  The script silently exits without stopping smbd.

Expected Results:  Service should be stopped.

Additional info:

Filed as low priority because this is not likely to happen often and an easy workaround is present (killall smbd nmbd).
Comment 1 RHEL Product and Program Management 2006-08-18 13:38:45 EDT
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux maintenance release.  Product Management has requested
further review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential
inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Update release for currently deployed
products.  This request is not yet committed for inclusion in an Update
Comment 4 Simo Sorce 2007-03-05 14:22:41 EST
While smb.conf is the config file and not the init script itself, it is a
required comopnent of the package. Removing smb.conf is not considered a correct

If you think there is a situation in which removing smb.conf is necessary or
happens under some condition, please reopen the bug and describe in which
situation this may happen.

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