[Samba] smb.conf variables not substituting

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at samba.org
Fri Aug 29 05:53:32 GMT 2003

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On Thu, 21 Aug 2003, Hillel Seltzer wrote:

> Hello,
> I am running Samba 3.0.0rc1 on Red Hat 8 with a 2.4.21 kernel
> patched for ACL support.  I am trying to set up Samba to work
> as a member of a Win2k domain with AD.  It seems to be
> authenticating users off of AD for connecting to the server, but
> I am having some trouble setting up the home share.
> It seems that the single character variables used in smb.conf
> (%U, %D, etc.) are not substituting their values.  For example, the
> line "template homedir = /usr/export/user/%u" in the [global] section
> caused the creation of a directory called "%u" under "/usr/export/user"
> when it should have been substituted with the user name.
> If I try "%U" instead in smb.conf, it seems to have no value.
> For example, in the [homes] share section,
> "path = /usr/export/user/%U" is mapping to "/usr/export/user/".

We just fixed a bug related to this.  Try again with RC2 which should be 
out in a few hours.

cheers, jerry
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