samba4: upgradeprovision --full fails

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Mon Sep 27 00:25:23 MDT 2010

On Mon, 2010-09-27 at 10:03 +0400, Matthieu Patou wrote:
> Hello,
> Can you first write me once ? receiving twice as much email didn't 
> please me much ....
> Then if you don't have the will to dig a little bit on your own the pb, 
> don't update every day your version of samba 4 it's alpha software after 
> all !
> > Following up on my own post:
> >
> >> Starting update of samdb
> >> There are 1 missing objects
> >> Object CN=dns-lucid,CN=Users,DC=test,DC=com will be added
> > Upon restart, dns.keytab is now empty and hence, dns update is toast.
> > I did notice that secrets.ldb now has an entry named dns-<hostname>
> > after update, but there is no corresponding entry in sam.ldb.
> You are not the first one to run mostly everyday upgradeprovision after 
> updating to the latest git tree, doing so will mostly drives you in 
> trouble. As I say the rule of thumb is: if there is an update to 
> upgradeprovision (git log scripting/bin/upgradeprovision for instance) 
> then you might want to run upgradeprovision otherwise just don't.

It should be noted that old provision databases normally work quite
fine.  There usually isn't a need for upgradeprovision - so in the day
to day updates you may do in a development or testing environment, reach
for that very useful tool when you need it.  Otherwise, most things will
just keep working just as they did before. 

Andrew Bartlett

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