[Pkg-samba-maint] Bug#425333: Bug#425333: Assumes /tmp is mounted exec

Eloy Paris peloy at chapus.net
Mon May 21 06:48:17 UTC 2007

On Sun, May 20, 2007 at 09:16:29PM -0700, Elliott Mitchell wrote:

> >From: Steve Langasek <vorlon at debian.org>
> > On Sun, May 20, 2007 at 04:41:19PM -0700, Elliott Mitchell wrote:
> > > Package: samba-common
> > > Version: 3.0.24-6etch1
> > 
> > > Subject tells the story.
> > 
> > Please post the error message you're getting.
> > 
> > Samba does not exec anything directly out of /tmp to my knowledge, so
> > chances are you're hitting a problem with something like debconf.
> Emphasis on "install" in the original message. Attempts to install the
> samba-common package while /tmp is mounted noexec fail. Given that
> remounting /tmp with exec allows the package to be successfully installed
> is pretty solid evidence that during installation some script is being
> directly executed out of /tmp.

Steve is not saying that you're imagining things. What he's saying is
that it is possible that the script that is being directly executed out
of /tmp is being executed by some subsystem that Samba depends on, in
which case it wouldn't be a bug in the Samba package.

Are you getting an error message that you can share with us?



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