[Pkg-samba-maint] Bug#572691: Bug#572691: /sbin/mount.smbfs: samba shares can no longer be mounted by user

Steve Langasek vorlon at debian.org
Mon Mar 8 07:19:31 UTC 2010

tags 572691 = confirmed

On Sat, Mar 06, 2010 at 11:12:09AM +0100, Christian PERRIER wrote:
> tags 572691 wontfix
> thanks

> Quoting Michal Suchanek (michal.suchanek at ruk.cuni.cz):
> > Package: smbfs
> > Version: 2:3.4.5~dfsg-2
> > Severity: normal
> > File: /sbin/mount.smbfs

> > *** Please type your report below this line ***\

> > The NEWS.Debain.gz file mentions removing the reature but there is no
> > suggested fix.

> > Please document the change completely.

> There is no such intent. Upstream discourages providing mount.cifs
> setuid. So, the decision is up to the maintainer *and* we do not
> really intend do show some incitation to do this by documenting the
> use of dpkg-statoverride.

Actually, I agree that the current NEWS entry needs to explain the
consequences of the change and present the recommended alternative (I think
I voiced this concern on IRC) - just not *dpkg-statoverride* as that
recommended alternative. I think the changes pending in the cifs-utils bzr
tree address this.

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