2.2alpha3 with TDB support

Jeremy Allison jeremy at valinux.com
Mon Apr 9 23:49:18 GMT 2001

Edmund Lam wrote:
> Hi,
>    I'm currently testing Samba-2.2.0-alpha3 with TDB support. However,
> with "security=user", I cannot add users to the smbpasswd database
> using the command ``smbpassd -a -D10 alice alice'' as root.
>    Without TDB support, Samba seems to work fine. This problem occurs
> on both Digital Unix 4.0g and Linux 2.2. Anyway, the output of
> smbpasswd when tdb support is builtin.
> ===
> [root samba]# ./smbpasswd -a -D 10 alice alice
> getpwnam(alice) called
> Unable to open TDB passwd!Unable to open TDB passwd!endtdbpwent: closed password file.
> Failed to add entry for user alice.
> Failed to modify password entry for user alice

The tdb password backend will not make it for 2.2.0.

It is being worked on in HEAD, the 2.2.0 support is an
artifact of development. I should really remove it from
the configure.in.

The only docs for tdb currently are the source, however
it's very easy to use (although GPL *not* LGPL).


Buying an operating system without source is like buying
a self-assembly Space Shuttle with no instructions.

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