Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at samba.org
Mon Dec 20 22:21:17 GMT 1999


my fault: it appears that they may have taken the default rpms from the
packaging directory this time, so there are two people that need to be

- me (for assuming that it was redhat that set this up)

- john (for creating the rpm with /etc/ as the root)

- me again for telling everyone it's such a big deal.


On Tue, 21 Dec 1999, David Bannon wrote:

> At 08:27 AM 21/12/1999 +1100, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:
> >dear redhat,
> >
> >i examined a friend's system today, to help him configure it.  assuming
> >that he just "installed" from scratch the samba package, it appears that
> >you have provided a default smb.conf file for redhat 6.1 that puts samba
> >private configuration files in /etc.  the suggested options, for example
> >show "smbpasswd file = /etc/smbpasswd".
> >
> >this is REALLY bad.
> Thanks for smacking their hand over this. Redhat has a habit of changing
> the layout of standard packages (ie Apache, PPP as well as samba). It is a
> real pain because things are never where you expect them and you need to do
> a fairly drastic uninstall before you can update.
> I advise people to leave out the major packages when installing redhat and
> get them from the primary source, now I can use security as an additional
> argument !
> David
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