ANNOUNCE: cifs-utils release 6.2 ready for download

Jeff Layton jlayton at
Fri Oct 4 05:43:48 MDT 2013

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Again, nothing earth-shattering in this release. Mostly some minor
bugfixes and cleanups. Some highlights:

- - setcifsacl can now work without a plugin

- - systemd-ask-password is found using $PATH now

- - cifs.upcall now works with KEYRING: credcaches 

Go forth and download!

git:        git://

Detailed list of changes since 6.2:

commit 8919d8c6437aabb69a53c251e8ff6a8163ca227b
Author: Jeff Layton <jlayton at>
Date:   Mon Jul 8 09:06:46 2013 -0400

    autoconf: set version to 6.1.1 for interim builds
    Signed-off-by: Jeff Layton <jlayton at>

commit 9fd9f71afc8a849df97973764227d6a13f2768f3
Author: Jeff Layton <jlayton at>
Date:   Mon Jul 8 09:08:01 2013 -0400

    manpage: fix nouser_xattr description
    The manpage erroneously states that nouser_xattr is the default, when
    it's actually the reverse.
    Reported-by: Dome <domfe at>
    Signed-off-by: Jeff Layton <jlayton at>

commit fe230e5ecaed98d3bb70292b60d44c3c7c47c720
Author: Jeff Layton <jlayton at>
Date:   Thu Jul 18 10:08:27 2013 -0400

    setcifsacl: add fallback for when plugin can't be loaded
    Allow setcifsacl to function even in the case where the plugin can't
    be initialized. ID mapping of course won't work, but we can still allow
    it to accept "raw" SID strings.
    Signed-off-by: Jeff Layton <jlayton at>

commit e18d42adddbea9178d93b6051132f9cdee4cc9e0
Author: Jeff Layton <jlayton at>
Date:   Thu Jul 18 10:14:21 2013 -0400

    cifs-utils: fix some sparse warnings
    Signed-off-by: Jeff Layton <jlayton at>

commit 3ec619fce9abaa37edd4540840913682d48c5359
    Signed-off-by: Michał Górny <mgorny at>

commit 92262eafa12b4e11fca1d6f3647cfdeff2f4281c
Author: Steve French <smfrench at>
Date:   Mon Sep 9 09:55:46 2013 -0500

    autoconf: add another suggested package name for krb5 headers
    Added an alternate package name for krb5 headers.
    Noticed the following suggestion asks for the wrong package (at least
    wrong for FC17)
    checking krb5.h presence... no
    checking for krb5.h... no
    checking krb5/krb5.h usability... no
    checking krb5/krb5.h presence... no
    checking for krb5/krb5.h... no
    configure: WARNING: krb5.h not found, consider installing
    krb5-libs-devel. Disabling cifs.upcall.
    [sfrench at w500smf cifs-utils]$ sudo yum install krb5-libs-devel
    Loaded plugins: langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit
    No package krb5-libs-devel available.
    Error: Nothing to do
    [sfrench at w500smf cifs-utils]$ sudo yum install krb5-devel
    (installing krb5-devel worked, but not krb5-libs-devel for this version)
    Signed-off-by: Steve French <smfrench at>

commit f03c51bbbbc5169fdf9431afd1f30f372531a6be
Author: Jeff Layton <jlayton at>
Date:   Tue Sep 17 11:39:13 2013 -0400

    cifs.upcall: try to use default credcache if we didn't find one
    Fedora is in the process of moving to KEYRING: credcaches which are not
    currently handled by cifs.upcall. We could try to detect when they're in
    use, but it's simpler and more robust to just try to use the default
    credcache whenever we don't find a FILE: or DIR: cache.
    Signed-off-by: Jeff Layton <jlayton at>

commit 2f832e350ec472ea974c82133734c640bc02e869
Author: Jeff Layton <jlayton at>
Date:   Fri Oct 4 07:12:32 2013 -0400

    autoconf: update a'la autoupdate
    Signed-off-by: Jeff Layton <jlayton at>

commit 1ad2f127b150b32325b9858639f5f4f2ae949f82
Author: Jeff Layton <jlayton at>
Date:   Fri Oct 4 06:56:41 2013 -0400

    autoconf: set version to 6.2
    Signed-off-by: Jeff Layton <jlayton at>

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