[Pkg-samba-maint] Bug#561028: Can't find/discover wd world book 2

adnan at foolcontrol.org adnan at foolcontrol.org
Sun Dec 13 19:50:50 UTC 2009

Package: smbclient
Version: 2:3.4.3-1
Justification: renders package unusable
Severity: grave

I own Western Digital World Book 2, and until now I used smbclient
to discover/find this device. Under Gnome DE I would find it under 
Network. However for some time now, I can't seem to find it/discover it.

I do know that this problem is not present in Lenny, same goes for Ubuntu
9.10 where it's not present, but after upgrade same problem as on Sid.

Workaround is following:

smbclient -L homez (name of my device)


absinthe at havoc:~$ smbclient -L homez
Enter absinthe's password: 
Domain=[WORKGROUP] OS=[Unix] Server=[Samba 3.0.23c]

    Sharename       Type      Comment
    ---------       ----      -------
    PUBLIC          Disk      
    HAVOC           Disk      
    MOVIES          Disk      
    MUSIC           Disk      
    FILES           Disk      
    SERIES          Disk      
    VIDEO           Disk      
    DOCUMENTARY     Disk      
    ID27384372      Disk      
    IPC$            IPC       IPC Service (Homez)
Domain=[WORKGROUP] OS=[Unix] Server=[Samba 3.0.23c]

    Server               Comment
    ---------            -------
    HOMEZ                Homez

    Workgroup            Master
    ---------            -------
    WORKGROUP            HOMEZ

After I executed this command I can find my device via 
Iceweasel/Firefox or Nautlius by entering smb://homez/ 
into my address field.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (900, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.31-1-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages smbclient depends on:
ii  libc6                  2.10.2-2          GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libcap2                1:2.17-2          support for getting/setting POSIX.
ii  libcomerr2             1.41.9-1          common error description library
ii  libgssapi-krb5-2       1.7+dfsg-3        MIT Kerberos runtime libraries - k
ii  libk5crypto3           1.7+dfsg-3        MIT Kerberos runtime libraries - C
ii  libkrb5-3              1.7+dfsg-3        MIT Kerberos runtime libraries
ii  libldap-2.4-2          2.4.17-2.1        OpenLDAP libraries
ii  libncurses5            5.7+20090803-2    shared libraries for terminal hand
ii  libpopt0               1.15-1            lib for parsing cmdline parameters
ii  libreadline6           6.0-5             GNU readline and history libraries
ii  libtalloc2             2.0.0-1           hierarchical pool based memory all
ii  libwbclient0           2:3.4.3-1         Samba winbind client library
ii  samba-common           2:3.4.3-1         common files used by both the Samb
ii  zlib1g                 1: compression library - runtime

smbclient recommends no packages.

Versions of packages smbclient suggests:
pn  smbfs                         <none>     (no description available)

-- no debconf information

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