[Pkg-samba-maint] Bug#423777: /usr/bin/smbpasswd: smbpasswd should warn if setting password for non-active user

Marc Haber mh+debian-bugs at zugschlus.de
Mon May 14 08:41:00 UTC 2007

Package: samba-common
Version: 3.0.24-6
Severity: minor
File: /usr/bin/smbpasswd


I do not have too much experience with samba and have just called
smbpassword on my user account to set a password (which succeeded
without warning) and then spent the next 30 minutes debugging why no
login was possible. smbpasswd -a mh (as root) was necessary.

smbpassword should warn about this condition.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers oldstable
  APT policy: (500, 'oldstable'), (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux (PREEMPT)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages samba-common depends on:
ii  debconf  1.5.13                          Debian configuration management sy
ii  libc6    2.5-7                           GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libcomer 1.39+1.40-WIP-2007.04.07+dfsg-2 common error description library
ii  libkrb53 1.6.dfsg.1-3                    MIT Kerberos runtime libraries
ii  libldap2 2.1.30-13.4                     OpenLDAP libraries
ii  libncurs 5.5-5                           Shared libraries for terminal hand
ii  libpam-m 0.79-4                          Pluggable Authentication Modules f
ii  libpopt0 1.10-3                          lib for parsing cmdline parameters
ii  libreadl 5.2-2                           GNU readline and history libraries

samba-common recommends no packages.

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