Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 166623
Authconfig reports critical error because samba not installed
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:19 EST
Description of problem:
[root@machine ~]# /usr/sbin/authconfig --enablelocauthorize --enableshadow
--enablekrb5 --krb5realm ABC.COM --krb5kdc kerb.domain.abc.com --krb5adminserver
authconfig: critical error writing /etc//samba/smb.conf: No such file or directory
setsebool: SELinux is disabled.
Since samba / samba-common is not installed, and no reference was made to samba
in the authconfig options, authconfig should not be attempting to write to
Since SELinux is disabled, authconfig should not be calling setsebool.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
This bug has been around a while. It was reported in FC3 as bug #141114 and
erroneously closed as a duplicate of bug #137321, which it is not. It is only
related to the later bug. Please do not close this as a duplicate of 141114
since that bug was not resolved, and please do not "fix" the bug by making
samba-common a prereq for authconfig.
The message is harmless and it doesn't affect writing other configuration files.
I agree that authconfig shouldn't mess with files which configuration values
haven't been changed but it is not a change I'd like to introduce in existing
Authconfig is being rewritten in Python and I'd like to fix these glitches in