Samba4 Alpha 9 - More missing POSIX attributes on latest build(RESOLVED)

Fri Aug 28 08:58:19 MDT 2009

the GDB debug output is attached.  This is also on latest GIT.

Here are the steps, if relevant:

*) Provision backend
*) Start SLAPD with "" within "/samba/private/ldap"
*) Start SAMBA process
*) Change "administrator" password with ./net command, which gives the following error:

ERROR: talloc_free with references at libnet/libnet_passwd.c:630
        reference at libnet/libnet_rpc.c:419
        reference at libnet/libnet_rpc.c:198

but changes the password OK.

*) Connect to SAMBA backend with LDAP client with administrator credentials
*) Import test user and group via LDIF file that contains MS and POSIX attributes.   All import perfect.
*) Stop SAMBA process and setup GDB for SAMBA
*) Run MS user/group MMC and select the group object, then crash.

On a different note, and I am sure you guys are aware of this, the python scripts for changing a users's password, as well as adding a user, don't work if the backend is provisioned for OpenLDAP.  No big deal because you can use the net command to change the password (with the error noted above).  However, I don't think you can use the net command to add a user, again when using OpenLDAP backend.  No big deal there either..

>>> Andrew Bartlett <abartlet at> Thursday, August 27, 2009 >>>
On Thu, 2009-08-27 at 13:21 -0500, MICHAEL BROWN wrote:
> Greetings,
> these attributes ARE working correctly in both SAMBA backend, as well as OpenLDAP backend.  The "changetype" function was the issue.
> Sorry for the posts.
> However, I did see the following error on an XP machine NOT joined to the SAMBA domain when SAMBA's provision script uses the OpenLDAP
> backend.  Using the AD user/group MMC, SAMBA crashed when selecting a group object to view it's properties.  This is GIT version f2fa9e6.

Any chance of catching this under gdb and running 'bt full'?

Also ensure you compile with --enable-developer so we get full symbols.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett 
Authentication Developer, Samba Team  ( )
Samba Developer, Cisco Inc.

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