[Pkg-samba-maint] Bug#576713: cifs-utils: mount.cifs does not respect "user" flag

James Zuelow james_zuelow at ci.juneau.ak.us
Tue Apr 6 17:23:59 UTC 2010

Package: cifs-utils
Version: 2:4.1-1
Severity: normal

In the NEWS.Debian.gz file it says:

"As a consequence, users will no longer be able to run 
mount.cifs directly to mount shares unless mount points 
have been individually configured in /etc/fstab with 
the "user" mount option."

I have such mount points configured:

//server.my.domain/sData               /home/jfzuelow/sData      cifs acl,rw,user,noauto,credentials=/home/jfzuelow/.nt/creds 0 0

And yet when I attempt to mount the share:

/sbin/mount.cifs: not installed setuid - "user" CIFS mounts not
supported.jfzuelow at mis-jz-lnx:~$

So "user" mounts are not supported after all?

(And there should probably be a \n in the error message anyway.)



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

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-trunk-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 cifs-utils depends on:
ii  libc6                  2.10.2-6          Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libkeyutils1           1.3-1             Linux Key Management Utilities (li
ii  libkrb5-3              1.8+dfsg~alpha1-7 MIT Kerberos runtime libraries
ii  libtalloc2             2.0.1-1           hierarchical pool based memory all
ii  samba-common           2:3.4.7~dfsg-1    common files used by both the Samb

cifs-utils recommends no packages.

Versions of packages cifs-utils suggests:
ii  smbclient                 2:3.4.7~dfsg-1 command-line SMB/CIFS clients for 

-- no debconf information

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