[Pkg-samba-maint] Bug#576415: [Bug 462169] Re: nmbd dies on startup when network interfaces are not up yet

Christian PERRIER bubulle at debian.org
Mon Apr 5 06:58:19 UTC 2010

> This has just cropped up on my PC too (Xubuntu 9.10), after installing
> lirc, hangs on bootup just before the login screen (slim). (smb.conf is
> vanilla). Wouldn't work in recovery mode, told me about the nmbd pid but
> wouldn't let me do anything about it so CTRL-ALT-DEL was necessary.
> Samba version 2:3.4.0-3ubuntu5.6
> Found that by removing quiet and splash from the grub boot entry I could
> boot up OK again, and nmbd and smbd showing in htop.

The same was reported to Debian as well and looks like it is the same
timing problem: http://bugs.debian.org/576415

I'm just discovering the long story of that LP#462169. It apparently
got fixed in some Ubuntu packages and just forgot flowing "upstream".

If only I could find the patch in LP, it could be added to the Debian
package but that bug is...ahem....quite hairy. I get gazillion
informations about the people who are subscribed to the bug but no
obvious point that says *this is the fix*.

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