[Pkg-samba-maint] Bug#931688: smbclient: Unable to initialize messaging context

tkoeck tkoeck at imap.a2gb.de
Tue Jul 9 10:58:49 BST 2019

Package: smbclient
Version: 2:4.9.5+dfsg-5
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

after the upgrade to Debian Buster I get the

'Unable to initialize messaging context"

error message. This messages causes the Amanda Backup (package:
amanda-client and amanda-server) to stop working.

Is it a bug in the smbclient?


backup at chronos:~$ /usr/bin/smbclient  // -U backup
WARNING: The "syslog" option is deprecated
Unable to initialize messaging context
WARNING: The "syslog" option is deprecated
Enter A2GB\backup's password:
Try "help" to get a list of possible commands.
smb: \> quit

Amanda Debian Bug reported with the number 931622 but it seems to be a
smbclient problem.

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

Kernel: Linux 4.19.0-5-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=en_US:en (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages smbclient depends on:
ii  dpkg          1.19.7
ii  libarchive13  3.3.3-4
ii  libbsd0       0.9.1-2
ii  libc6         2.28-10
ii  libpopt0      1.16-12
ii  libreadline7  7.0-5
pn  libsmbclient  <none>
ii  libtalloc2    2.1.14-2
ii  libtevent0    0.9.37-1
ii  samba-common  2:4.9.5+dfsg-5
pn  samba-libs    <none>

smbclient recommends no packages.

Versions of packages smbclient suggests:
ii  cifs-utils       2:6.8-2
pn  heimdal-clients  <none>

-- no debconf information

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