[Pkg-samba-maint] Bug#726472: share passwords not working after upgrade from samba3

Ivo De Decker ivo.dedecker at ugent.be
Fri Oct 18 17:35:10 UTC 2013

Control: clone -1 -2
Control: severity -2 important
Control: retitle -2 Please document swat removal

Hi Steve,

On Wed, Oct 16, 2013 at 10:58:29AM -0500, Steve M. Robbins wrote:
> To: 726472-quiet at bugs.debian.org

Please use 726472 at bugs.debian.org, so that the discussion about this bug also
goes to the packaging mailing list.

> On Tue, Oct 15, 2013 at 11:44:47PM -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
> The old password file was /etc/samba/smbpasswd which seems to be ASCII while
> the new one is in /var/lib:
> steve at riemann{~}sudo file /etc/samba/smbpasswd /var/lib/samba/passdb.tdb
> /etc/samba/smbpasswd:      ASCII text
> /var/lib/samba/passdb.tdb: TDB database version 6, little-endian hash size 131 bytes

In addition to the smb.conf (which Andrew asked in the other mail), could you
also provide the following info (if available):

- a directory listing of /etc/samba, /var/lib/samba and /var/lib/samba/private
  (there were some issues with the path of certain config files during the
  wheezy freeze)
- the samba version you were running before the upgrade
- did you ever install samba4
- do you have backups from before the upgrade? Could you get the contents of
  smb.conf and the directory listings mentioned above from before the upgrade?

BTW please check the contents of this data before sending it to the bug. It
might contain sensitive information (share names, user names, etc), you might
want to strip out.

> If it helps: I had been using SWAT to configure samba.

> P.S.  I was a little confused when swat disappeared on upgrade and had to resort to google.
> A note in NEWS.Debian would have been appreciated.  Is there a replacement for it?

I cloned this bug to track the request to have the swat removal documented.
Unfortunately, there isn't really a replacement.



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