Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 284131
GUI Samba config app in Preferences menu won't add shares.
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:15 EST
Description of problem:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
How reproducible: Very
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create an initial Samba configuration using the GUI
2. Create a share for /home/<current username> (in my case, /home/ewood)
3. For me, it began after some days or system restarts. I think it made the
share correctly the first time, but somehow it disappeared and can't be remade.
4. Have Firestarter on and sharing an internet connection. I have SMB ports
open, and I am sharing a USB DSL connection with a local LAN via ethernet.
Actual results: I have no defined shares and cannot create any with the GUI. It
tries to create a share but the dialogue for the creation of a share will not
close after clicking "OK." The share will appear in the list, but after closing
the config app and relaunching, it is not there.
Expected results: Creation of a /home/ewood share that is accessible only to
Samba user ewood, is visible and writable.
Additional info: I also seem to have a problem with browsing smb shares on my
local network from within Gnome. I have not tested any other desktop
environments. I have no shares on the Linux host that will show up for other smb
clients, and I cannot see any other shares.
Which version of system-config-samba is this?
Update for 9-11-07: Current version is 1.2.47-1. Now, it may be that adding a PC
sound card and using that instead of built-in audio has actually fixed the
issue. nmb and smb would not start before, whereas now they are running.
System-config-samba continues to err, however. I manually edited the config file
to create a share, and that now shows up in system-config-samba. I was able to
modify the share path for that. I still cannot add a share, however. Symptoms
remain the same.
Please check whether the version in updates-testing,
system-config-samba-1.2.51-1.fc7, fixes this.
I installed that update and it fixed the problem for me.
PS: my hardware is i386, not PowerPC
(In reply to comment #4)
> I installed that update and it fixed the problem for me.
I'm pushing that one to stable then. Thanks for testing.
(In reply to comment #5)
> PS: my hardware is i386, not PowerPC
It shouldn't matter, system-config-samba is a noarch package.
system-config-samba-1.2.52-1.fc7 has been pushed to the Fedora 7 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.