smbfs problems in 2.0.6

Keith G. Murphy keithmur at
Mon Jan 3 16:21:14 GMT 2000

Urban Widmark wrote:
> On Thu, 30 Dec 1999, Keith G. Murphy wrote:
> > I continue to have the same problems in Samba 2.0.6 with smbfs that I
> > was seeing in 2.0.5:
> >
> > (1) After a mount (mount -t smbfs etc.), the volume is often not yet
> > fully mounted.  For instance, if I write a Perl script like:
> >
> [snip]
> >
> > (2) The mount always returns success, since it doesn't even wait for the
> > mount to complete properly.
> I believe this is a known mount problem. Try getting a new mount from the
> util-linux package:
Ah, looks like my mount *is* out of date.  Now that I've updated it from
Debian unstable, the problems seem to have gone away.

Is the problem a general one in mount, or only relating to smbmount?  If
the latter, I may file a bugreport with Debian: an update to the latest
smbmount ought to trigger (or at least suggest) an update to mount,
seems like.

Thanks greatly.

By the way, was the list screwed up this weekend?  I already sent this
reply once, Thursday last week in fact, but don't see it on  the list.

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