[Pkg-samba-maint] Bug#931411: samba-common-bin: samba-tool user create error with unicode characters in the names

Pisch Tamás pischta at gmail.com
Thu Jul 4 10:50:44 BST 2019

Package: samba-common-bin
Version: 2:4.9.5+dfsg-5
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

when I give the command, for example
samba-tool user create test pwd --surname Vezetéknév --givenname Keresztnév
I get the following error message:
ERROR(<type 'exceptions.UnicodeDecodeError'>): Failed to add user
'teszttanar3':  - 'ascii' codec can't decode byte 0xc3 in position 16:
ordinal not in range(128)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/samba/netcmd/user.py", line 425, in run
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/samba/samdb.py", line 490, in newuser
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/samba/samdb.py", line 606, in
    """ % (user_dn, base64.b64encode(pw).decode('utf-8'))
On the Samba list, somebody suggested to use newer Samba version,
because it is improved. Samba 4.10 can (or in default?) uses python3,
and with it, I could use unicode
characters. Ok, but I would like to use Debian 10, with official packages.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 10.0
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 4.19.0-5-amd64 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Kernel taint flags: TAINT_CRAP
Locale: LANG=hu_HU.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=hu_HU.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8),
LANGUAGE=hu_HU.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /usr/bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages samba-common-bin depends on:
ii  libbsd0        0.9.1-2
ii  libc6          2.28-10
ii  libldap-2.4-2  2.4.47+dfsg-3
ii  libncurses6    6.1+20181013-2
ii  libpopt0       1.16-12
ii  libreadline7   7.0-5
ii  libtalloc2     2.1.14-2
ii  libtdb1        1.3.16-2+b1
ii  libtevent0     0.9.37-1
ii  libtinfo6      6.1+20181013-2
ii  libwbclient0   2:4.9.5+dfsg-5
ii  python         2.7.16-1
ii  python-samba   2:4.9.5+dfsg-5
ii  python2.7      2.7.16-2
ii  samba-common   2:4.9.5+dfsg-5
ii  samba-libs     2:4.9.5+dfsg-5

Versions of packages samba-common-bin recommends:
ii  samba-dsdb-modules  2:4.9.5+dfsg-5

Versions of packages samba-common-bin suggests:
pn  heimdal-clients  <none>

-- no debconf information

I have sent this bug report with reportbug, from the Debian host, but
I'm not sure, whether you received my mail, and the bug haven't
appeared on here:


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