Sassy Natan sassyn at
Tue May 11 18:32:01 MDT 2010

Well, I'm sorry this happened.
I will try to explain:

Ubuntu 9.10 was released on 29 October 2009 and come by default with
samba 3.4.0-3ubuntu5 package. This is Samba3 Version branch, which is
different from samba4.
Now if u did packages update during the time u had ubuntu 9.10, then,
u might end up with 3.4.0-3ubuntu5.6 version, which are some security
fixes and such.

Now, Ubuntu 10.4 ship with Samba4 and Samba3 as the SMB/CIFS provider
protocol, so if you update the samba pkg from 3 to 4, just because you
was thinking this is kind of upgrade, then it might got conf files out
of control.

Can u please send us the /etc/samba or /etc/smb files?
If there are being kept as for the samba3 files, we might bring your
old samba3 server up and running.

Jelmer, How can we prevent this for happening?
Maybe we should do some Samba4 Notification before installing this?

Can u think about some other way this could be happening?


On Tue, May 11, 2010 at 5:00 PM, Dan Rudder <dan at> wrote:
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: Broken
> Date: Tue, 11 May 2010 19:59:47 -0400
> From: Dan Rudder <dan at>
> To: Andrew Bartlett <abartlet at>
> I am sorry, I do not know how to get the info you want.
> Ubuntu 9.10 was running fine. I upgrade to 10.04 and lost connectivity
> to my Windows network and stand alone networked printers.
> A lot of other users are having this or a similar problem. Just look at
> the Ubuntu forums.
> As far as testing goes, I tried both the beta and final release on the
> live cd with no problems. I did do an in-place upgrade rather than a
> fresh install.
> I reinstall Samaba several times through both package manager and
> apt-get with no luck. I finally went to package manager and completely
> removed all references to Samba and the did a reinstall. It did start up
> and run. It only showed the default "WORKGroup" and not automatically my
> Windows workgroup. Normally my group had been showing up automatically.
> Hope this helps,
> Dan Rudder
> On 05/11/2010 07:38 PM, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> > On Tue, 2010-05-11 at 16:07 -0400, Dan Rudder wrote:
> >
> >> Samba4 upgrade broke my network!!!!!!!!!!!
> >> It does not start!
> >>
> > I'm sorry, I'll need a few more clues than that.
> >
> > Can you tell me what version of samba4 you were running, what version
> > you are running now, what arguments you supplied to upgradeprovision,
> > and what errors you got when you inspected the logs.  (perhaps up the
> > log level to log level 5 for a start).
> >
> > Also, what steps did you take to test the upgrade?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Andrew Bartlett
> >
> >

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