Samba server configuration program chokes on highly-customized/missing smb.conf
dtimms at bigpond.net.au
Tue Feb 28 13:06:39 UTC 2006
Dane Mutters wrote:
> I've been messing with the samba server settings on my FC5T3 box and I've
> found that if I have a highly-customized or missing smb.conf, the GUI Samba
> configuration tool will fail to open (for a highly-customized smb.conf) or
> crash upon adding a share (for a non-existant smb.conf).
> I think that a more reasonable behavior would be to have it prompt the user
> to overwrite, then if the user agrees, copy
> over /usr/share/system-config-samba/smb.conf.template to /etc/samba/smb.conf,
> and then act normally.
> Also, I've found that even a little customization is lost if I make any
> changes at all using the configuration tool. Shouldn't the user be prompted
> before overwriting his/her hand-made changes?
> What do you all think?
Not overwrite, but backup! Probably better to not try to mess with it
(think about a companies domain server with thousands of users - you
wouldn't want this nuked!), and provide a button to display in gedit for
the user to fix (assume s/he unfixed it).
Anyway, some earlier issues found / fixed wi sy-co-sa:
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