[Pkg-samba-maint] Bug#511673: samba: Files are put read only when opened and saved with Excel 2000

gilles.mocellin at free.fr gilles.mocellin at free.fr
Tue Jan 13 10:48:44 UTC 2009

Package: samba
Version: 3.0.24-6etch10
Severity: normal

An old bug affect versions from 3.0.23b to 3.0.25 (?) :

I can reproduce on Etch (3.0.24-6etch10).
Users with Excel 2000 (probably SR-1) can not open the documents they
just have saved.

I use this workaround on the shares with problems :
force security mode = 0600

The owner will always have read and write permissions.

Anyway, perhaps could the patch be backported ?
Or would it be possible to have a more recent samba backported in
etch-backports ?

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 4.0
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (600, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-686
Locale: LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

Versions of packages samba depends on:
ii  deb 1.5.11etch2                          Debian configuration management sy
ii  lib 2.2.41-1                             Access control list shared library
ii  lib 2.4.32-1                             Extended attribute shared library
ii  lib 2.3.6.ds1-13etch8                    GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  lib 1.39+1.40-WIP-2006.11.14+dfsg-2etch1 common error description library
ii  lib 1.3.8-1lenny4~bpo40+1                Common UNIX Printing System(tm) -
ii  lib 1.3.8-1lenny4~bpo40+1                Common UNIX Printing System (trans
ii  lib 1.4.4-3+etch1                        the GNU TLS library - runtime libr
ii  lib 1.4.4-7etch6                         MIT Kerberos runtime libraries
ii  lib 2.1.30-13.3                          OpenLDAP libraries
ii  lib 0.79-5                               Pluggable Authentication Modules f
ii  lib 0.79-5                               Runtime support for the PAM librar
ii  lib 0.79-5                               Pluggable Authentication Modules l
ii  lib 1.10-3                               lib for parsing cmdline parameters
ii  log 3.7.1-3                              Log rotation utility
ii  lsb 3.1-23.2etch1                        Linux Standard Base 3.1 init scrip
ii  net 4.29                                 Basic TCP/IP networking system
ii  pro 1:3.2.7-3                            /proc file system utilities
ii  sam 3.0.24-6etch10                       Samba common files used by both th
ii  zli 1:1.2.3-13                           compression library - runtime

Versions of packages samba recommends:
ii  smbldap-tools                 0.9.2-3    Scripts to manage Unix and Samba a

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