[Pkg-samba-maint] Bug#576868: samba-common: mount.cifs can't run setuid

Gary Dale garydale at rogers.com
Wed Apr 7 20:56:42 UTC 2010

Package: samba-common
Version: 2:3.4.7~dfsg-1
Severity: important
Tags: squeeze

Recently you stopped shipping mount.cifs with setuid. Now I can't even 
set setuid. This means that the user option in fstab doesn't work, 
requiring me to mount the shares as root. This prevents me from getting 
the access rights my account should have. I'm sure you have a good 
reason for dissallowing setuid in mount.cifs, but not being able to 
mount cifs shares normally is painful.

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

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-3-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_CA.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_CA.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages samba-common depends on:
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]         1.5.30     Debian configuration 
management sy
ii  ucf                           3.0025     Update Configuration File: 

Versions of packages samba-common recommends:
ii  samba-common-bin          2:3.4.7~dfsg-1 common files used by both 
the Samb

samba-common suggests no packages.

-- debconf information:
  samba-common/encrypt_passwords: true
* samba-common/dhcp: true
* samba-common/workgroup: rahim-dale
  samba-common/do_debconf: true

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