[Pkg-samba-maint] Bug#616075: Bug#616075: Bug#616075: samba-common: install/upgrade should not depend on the presence of /etc/samba/smb.conf

Christian PERRIER bubulle at debian.org
Fri Mar 4 13:30:21 UTC 2011

Quoting Christian PERRIER (bubulle at debian.org):
> Quoting Steve Langasek (vorlon at debian.org):
> > It should; but I don't think you'll get usable samba packages with a missing
> > smb.conf anyway, will you?  So that seems like a low-priority bug.
> I'm puzzled about this, indeed. I think that samba can indeed work
> fairly well without an smb.conf file. After all, each setting has a
> decent default.

It doesn't.

Dropping smb.conf gives the following:

[2011/03/04 14:27:13.780496,  1] ../lib/util/params.c:513(OpenConfFile)
  params.c:OpenConfFile() - Unable to open configuration file "/etc/samba/smb.conf":
        No such file or directory

And then, nmbd doesn't start nor does smbd.

So, in short, samba doesn't start of smb.conf is missing. Still, it
*does* when smb.conf is empty..:-)

*that* could be considered to be a bug, after all.

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