[Pkg-samba-maint] Bug#649265: winbind: add wins to nsswitch.conf

Steve Langasek vorlon at debian.org
Sat Nov 19 19:36:52 UTC 2011

On Sat, Nov 19, 2011 at 10:26:02PM +0900, Osamu Aoki wrote:
> Package: winbind
> Version: 2:3.5.11~dfsg-4
> Severity: wishlist

> As I understand, winbind is a package to help integrate a machine into a
> Windows network.  Documentation in "Integrating MS Windows Networks with
> Samba"
>  http://www.samba.org/samba/docs/man/Samba-HOWTO-Collection/integrate-ms-networks.html
> is a good resource for novice like me.  It seems we need to add wins to
> nsswitch.conf.

> Then I realize, libnss-mdns does put its entries into nsswitch.conf via package
> script.  I thought it may be nice for winbind to do the similar.

The current mechanism used by libnss-mdns for updating /etc/nsswitch.conf is
not policy-compliant.  I would be happy to have the winbind package
(actually the libpam-winbind package, in unstable) integrate with an
appropriate nsswitch updating mechanism, but I won't perpetuate the
policy-violating modification of another package's config file.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
Ubuntu Developer                                    http://www.debian.org/
slangasek at ubuntu.com                                     vorlon at debian.org
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