[Pkg-samba-maint] Bug#603093: cifs-utils: mount.cifs(8) appears to contain an error (or mount.cifs does!)

Luk Claes luk at debian.org
Mon Apr 4 15:20:38 UTC 2011

> The documentation for uid/gid taken together with that for
> forceuid/forcegid is misleading: it says that if no uid= option is
> given (resp. gid=) then the value defaults to 0 (resp. 0), and that
> forceuid= (resp. forcegid=) always forces the value of the uid= (resp.
> gid=) option.
> However, this is not quite true: if no uid= (resp. gid=) option is
> given, then forceuid (resp. forcegid) has no effect.
> It would seem to me that the best fix for this is to fix the
> implementation, as the documentation sounds quite sensible, but I
> guess this is less likely. To fix the documentation, it should be
> noted for forceuid (resp. forcegid) that an explicit uid= (resp. gid=)
> option is required.

Can you still reproduce this with 2:4.9-1 from unstable? AFAICS forceuid
should now work without uid option.



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