[Pkg-samba-maint] Bug#492022: Bug#492022: samba: secrets date/time

Christian Perrier bubulle at debian.org
Wed Jul 23 15:25:07 UTC 2008

Quoting Vladimir Stavrinov (vs at inist.ru):
> Package: samba
> Version: 2:3.2.0-3
> Followup-For: Bug #492022
> On the two machines there is the same state:
> in etc tdb has actual date/time when re-join domain (today), while in the
> lib dir it is few years old.

OK, so that is indeed realted to the location of secrets.tdb.

Because of improtant changes to FHS-related patches, a bug slipped
into the 3.2.0* packages: secrets.tdb (which also contains the domain
membership password) was, in all versions priori to 3.2.0-4, in
/etc/samba while it should have been in /var/lib/samba, just like it
was in 3.0.* releases.

That explains why your server "lost" the domain membership: the domain
member pwd was still in /var/lib/samba/secrets.tdb but samba was
looking for it in /etc/samba.

So, re-joining solved the problem....but will drop you into a new
problem when you'll upgrade the samba packages with 3.2.0-4. That
version will again look for secrets.tdb in /var/lib/samba, will find
the *old* one there and then will again report domain membership

So, once upgraded to 3.2.0-4, you'll have to re-join the domain
*again*. Sorry for the trouble.

> P.S. For unknown reason I don't receive Your messages and should look at
> the web, while still receive notification about my own messages. When I try
> to reply to my mail, I've got returned message because of missing Package:
> header. The only way to communicate is reportbug utility. There was no such
> problems some time before.

Hmmm, weird. I suggest you just reply to "492022 at bugs.debian.org".

About not receiving my mail, maybe inist.ru has some (bad) anti-spam
rules preventing systems like mine to send mails directly. That
unfortunately seems to be a common setup (which I strongly disapprove:
I don't see why I would be less reliable wrt spam than my ISP mail

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