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Bug 5403 - samba requires a "home directory" in /home
Summary: samba requires a "home directory" in /home
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: samba
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Trond Eivind Glomsrxd
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Reported: 1999-09-27 19:24 UTC by Michael Tokarev
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-10-05 15:20:06 UTC

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Description Michael Tokarev 1999-09-27 19:24:43 UTC
samba server package installs a "homedir" /home/samba
that is included in cpio archive. If a customer have an
nfs-mounted home directory (via automount, very common
for Solaris, for example), installing samba on "non-root"
machine will fail with message "unable to create
/home/samba"). This is a some general question -- why
samba need that directory?!

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-10-05 15:20:59 UTC
Removed in samba-2.0.5a-14, in the next Raw Hide release.

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