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Bug 451543 - Samba RPM deletes smbpasswd file on upgrade
Summary: Samba RPM deletes smbpasswd file on upgrade
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: samba
Version: 8
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Simo Sorce
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-06-15 13:31 UTC by TR Bentley
Modified: 2009-01-09 06:36 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 06:36:03 UTC

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Description TR Bentley 2008-06-15 13:31:20 UTC
Description of problem:
When Samba upgrades it deletes the smbpasswd file. 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Latest and previous version of samba

How reproducible:
Has happened the last two upgrades.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. logon to server 
2. run Yum upgrade
3. Fedora provides a samba and samba-common package to upgrade
Actual results:
smbpasswd is deleted

Expected results:
smbpasswd file is preserved.

Additional info:
I need to recreate tge smbpasswd file manually as it did not seem to work just
copying back the previous file from the backup.

Comment 1 Simo Sorce 2008-06-30 21:36:12 UTC
I am inclined to mark this bug as duplicate of 243766.
CAn you check that smbpasswd is really actually lost with pdbedit -L ?
If you see account there it just means we moved it into it's new destination in
/var/lib/samba/private on upgrade.

Comment 2 TR Bentley 2008-07-01 04:55:20 UTC
I will have a look but my guess is it is not there as I have do reset al the
passwords on both occasions.
If the file was moved then Samba did not know where to look for it.

Comment 3 Simo Sorce 2008-07-01 13:39:44 UTC
verify the contents of /var/lib/samba/priivate/smbpasswd and
/etc/samba/smbpasswd, if you find a problem attach also your smb.conf file
[global] section

Comment 4 TR Bentley 2008-07-03 18:20:30 UTC
The /var/lib file exists.
The box was built as a FC5 box updated to FC6 and then FC8.  The FC6 to FC8
upgrades were via a custom build. I used RAPTOR to build me a CD ISO.
My smb.conf file is 
	log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
	idmap gid = 16777216-33554431
	socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
	force group = users
	template shell = /bin/false
	dns proxy = no 
	server string = Samba Server
	workgroup = TRINITY
	security = user
	create mode = 775
	max log size = 50
	directory mode = 775

Comment 5 Simo Sorce 2008-07-03 19:08:09 UTC
Exists and have your passwords ?
Is /etc/samba/smbpasswd removed? (It should)

Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2008-11-26 10:52:15 UTC
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Comment 7 Bug Zapper 2009-01-09 06:36:03 UTC
Fedora 8 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-01-07. Fedora 8 is 
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