Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 70952
files missing from package, e.g. findsmb
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:45:17 EDT
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Description of problem:
While Samba's WHATSNEW.txt reads
Changes in 2.2.5
12) Include findsmb perl script as part of the "make install" process
Red Hat's package does not include "findsmb" any longer. No mention of it in the
package changelog as why it was dropped. If it was dropped deliberately, at
least mention that in the package changelog, please.
Short-circuit installation of the compiled sources via spec file gives:
error: Installed (but unpackaged) file(s) found:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
It was removed because it's trusting host name input too much.
Ok, would be nice if you mentioned such changes in the spec file changelog.
Was this pushed back upstream? I can't remember a report to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please, if you modify samba (particulary for secruity reasons) we want to know
about it - not everybody takes the RedHat distribution...
"trusting host name input too much"? no comprendo. i'd like a better clue why
findsmb, which i have found quite useful, has been pulled (while meanwhile i'm
off to seek where i can find a copy for my use anyway).
In the src.rpm in the original Samba tarball, it's still included for Mandrake
Linux (it's just a Perl script): samba-2.2.7a/packaging/Mandrake/findsmb