[Pkg-samba-maint] Bug#584104: cifs-utils: mount.cifs ignores credentials option

Sham Chukoury eleusis at gmail.com
Tue Jun 1 09:42:37 UTC 2010

Package: cifs-utils
Version: 2:4.5-1
Severity: normal
Tags: sid

As of version 2:4.5-1, mount.cifs appears to ignore the presence of the
'credentials' option given in the command line:

sham at sham-desktop:/tmp$ sudo mount.cifs -o credentials=/etc/auto.smb.gibson
//gibson/sham foo

This ends up impacting on autofs as well, as smb/cifs shares are no longer

I can confirm that downgrading cifs-utils and smbfs to the previous package
version (2:4.1-1) makes this problem go away.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-686 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_AU.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_AU.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages cifs-utils depends on:
ii  libc6                     2.11.1-1       Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libkeyutils1              1.4-1          Linux Key Management Utilities (li
ii  libkrb5-3                 1.8.1+dfsg-5   MIT Kerberos runtime libraries
ii  libtalloc2                2.0.1-1        hierarchical pool based memory all
ii  samba-common              2:3.4.8~dfsg-1 common files used by both the Samb

cifs-utils recommends no packages.

Versions of packages cifs-utils suggests:
ii  smbclient                 2:3.4.8~dfsg-1 command-line SMB/CIFS clients for 

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