[Pkg-samba-maint] Bug#629406: samba-common: create empty /etc/samba/dhcp.conf even if samba-common/dhcp=false

Luca Capello luca at pca.it
Mon Jun 6 12:17:04 UTC 2011

Package: samba-common
Version: 2:3.5.6~dfsg-3
Severity: normal

Hi there!

The following question is asked at samba-common installation:

  Samba Server

  If your computer gets IP address information from a DHCP server on the
  network, the DHCP server may also provide information about WINS
  servers ("NetBIOS name servers") present on the network.  This
  requires a change to your smb.conf file so that DHCP-provided WINS
  settings will automatically be read from /etc/samba/dhcp.conf.

  The dhcp3-client package must be installed to take advantage of this feature.

  Modify smb.conf to use WINS settings from DHCP?

Even if I chose "No", every time the machine is rebooted (or a DHCP
connection is renewed) an empty /etc/samba/dhcp.conf file is created.
This is particular annoying given that etckeeper always complains:

  ** etckeeper detected uncommitted changes in /etc prior to apt run
  ** Aborting apt run. Manually commit and restart.

Thx, bye,
Gismo / Luca

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 6.0
  APT prefers squeeze-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'squeeze-updates'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
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 samba-common depends on:
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]    Debian configuration management sy
ii  ucf                          3.0025+nmu1 Update Configuration File: preserv

Versions of packages samba-common recommends:
pn  samba-common-bin              <none>     (no description available)

samba-common suggests no packages.

-- debconf information:
* samba-common/encrypt_passwords: true
* samba-common/dhcp: false
* samba-common/workgroup: PCA
  samba-common/do_debconf: true
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