[Pkg-samba-maint] Bug#724996: /usr/bin/smbcontrol: smbcontrol manpage disagrees with implementation

Andrew Kane akane at freegeekseattle.org
Mon Sep 30 10:23:01 UTC 2013

Package: samba
Version: 2:3.6.19-1
Severity: normal
File: /usr/bin/smbcontrol

Dear Maintainer,

smbcontrol man page lists switches -i and -s - neither affects invoked command

   * What led up to the situation? 
attempted to invoke smbcontrol interactively (smbcontrol -i)

   * What exactly did you do (or not do) that was effective (or
typed `smbcontrol -i` and later `sudo smbcontrol -i`

   * What was the outcome of this action?
smbcontrol command output help text

   * What outcome did you expect instead?
interactive shell for smbcontrol as specified in `man smbcontrol`

-- System Information:
Debian Release: jessie/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.11-rc7-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages samba depends on:
ii  adduser           3.113+nmu3
ii  dpkg              1.17.1
ii  libacl1           2.2.52-1
ii  libattr1          1:2.4.47-1
ii  libc6             2.17-93
ii  libcap2           1:2.22-1.2
ii  libcomerr2        1.42.8-1
ii  libcups2          1.6.3-1
ii  libgssapi-krb5-2  1.11.3+dfsg-3
ii  libk5crypto3      1.11.3+dfsg-3
ii  libkrb5-3         1.11.3+dfsg-3
ii  libldap-2.4-2     2.4.31-1+nmu2+b1
ii  libpam-modules    1.1.3-9
ii  libpam-runtime    1.1.3-9
ii  libpam0g          1.1.3-9
ii  libpopt0          1.16-7
ii  libtalloc2        2.1.0-1
ii  libtdb1           1.2.12-1
ii  libtevent0        0.9.19-1
ii  libwbclient0      2:3.6.19-1
ii  lsb-base          4.1+Debian12
ii  procps            1:3.3.8-2
ii  samba-common      2:3.6.19-1
ii  sysv-rc           2.88dsf-43
ii  update-inetd      4.43
ii  zlib1g            1:1.2.8.dfsg-1

Versions of packages samba recommends:
ii  logrotate  3.8.6-1
ii  tdb-tools  1.2.12-1

Versions of packages samba suggests:
pn  ctdb                              <none>
pn  ldb-tools                         <none>
pn  openbsd-inetd | inet-superserver  <none>
pn  smbldap-tools                     <none>
ii  winbind                           2:3.6.19-1

-- debconf information:
* samba/run_mode: daemons

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