deprecating smbmount ?

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Wed Aug 9 23:57:30 GMT 2006

On Wed, 2006-08-09 at 05:32 +0200, Guenter Kukkukk wrote:
> Not only dedicated to the famous samba team and Steve French doing the cifs development
> - also to the maintainers, which now already started to ship "stripped" versions whithout former information, i.e FC5

>   - THEN the (RPM ...) distro maintainers should inform their customers/users ... and follow the same time frame

Distribution maintainers have to decide which features they are able to

Supporting smbmount has been quite painful for some distributors (and
indeed the Samba Team), which have spent much time referring users to

The problem is, users they complain about the missing large file and smb
signing support as 'bugs', because it 'almost works'.  Removing the
option of smbfs makes users search for a new solution, rather than
implementing the old one, only to get badly bitten later.

I realise it is a problem in your situation, but I wanted to make it
clear what started this course of action.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                      
Authentication Developer, Samba Team 
Samba Developer, Red Hat Inc.        
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