[Samba] Excel "file may have been modified by another user since" with Samba 3.0.10

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Tue Jan 11 18:26:45 GMT 2005

On Tue, Jan 11, 2005 at 03:27:42PM +0100, David Landgren wrote:
> Hello list,
> I am encountering a problem with Excel 2003 on Samba shares. If I open
> an Excel file, edit a cell and then try to save it, I get a dialog box
> with a "file may have been modified by another user since" message,
> with the option to save a new copy, or overwrite the current file.
> Subsequent saves don't exhibit this behaviour, it occurs only on the
> first save after opening a file.
> This was using Samba 3.0.2. I went through the Changelogs and saw the
> line in the 3.0.5 changes (Implement deferred open code to fix a bug
> with Excel files on Samba shares.) and thought that this would do the
> trick.
> I have built and rolled out 3.0.10, but the problem is still present.
> The only file that smbstatus shows is as follows:

This will be fixed in 3.0.11. You can use the 3.0.11 pre release if you
need the fix now.

Sorry for the problem,


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