Bug 484940 - packaging should respect /etc/samba/smbpasswd
packaging should respect /etc/samba/smbpasswd
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: samba (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Simo Sorce
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: 516996
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Reported: 2009-02-10 14:27 EST by Stig Hackvan
Modified: 2009-12-18 02:52 EST (History)
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Description Stig Hackvan 2009-02-10 14:27:26 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

How reproducible:

yum update

Steps to Reproduce:
1. put something useful in /etc/samba/smbpasswd
2. update samba
3. watch it go away.
Actual results:

rpm -qc samba does not list /etc/samba/smbpasswd as a config file and it should.  

Expected results:

Additional info:
Comment 1 Simo Sorce 2009-02-10 15:04:59 EST
Since F8 the smbpasswd file is located in /var/lib/samba/private
Comment 2 Stig Hackvan 2009-03-08 17:20:20 EDT
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
efault location"
                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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