Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 484940
packaging should respect /etc/samba/smbpasswd
Last modified: 2009-12-18 02:52:56 EST
Description of problem:
for the last six months at least (starting in F8 updates and continuing on F10) every time the samba package gets updated, my /etc/samba/smbpasswd config file gets wiped out.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
current release... 3.2.8-0.26-fc10
Steps to Reproduce:
1. put something useful in /etc/samba/smbpasswd
2. update samba
3. watch it go away.
rpm -qc samba does not list /etc/samba/smbpasswd as a config file and it should.
Since F8 the smbpasswd file is located in /var/lib/samba/private
so here's the problem that i've been encountering... in the install script from the rpm, there's a clause that moves smbpasswd from the old location to the newer location. that's fine and well-intentioned, but the test to determine if smb.conf has set smbpasswd's location is reckless...
I had it set this way...
passdb backend = smbpasswd:/etc/samba/smbpasswd
and the install script seems to want it this way...
smb passwd file = /etc/samba/smbpasswd
and here is the code that I believe ought to have been more robust...
but now this change in smbpasswd's default location is so old, that I don't know why it's still around...
if [ -f /etc/samba/smbpasswd ]; then
eval testparm -s 2>/dev/null |grep "smb passwd file" >/dev/null
if [ $? = 0 ]; then
echo "Warning: smbpasswd file location explicitly set. Not moving smbpasswd to new d
if [ -f /var/lib/samba/private/smbpasswd ]; then
mv -f /var/lib/samba/private/smbpasswd /var/lib/samba/private/smbpasswd.old
mv -f /etc/samba/smbpasswd /var/lib/samba/private/smbpasswd
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