[Samba] samba(-3.0.10) + Excel(2003), file locking issue?

Rex Dieter rdieter at math.unl.edu
Wed Jan 12 19:55:56 GMT 2005

On Wed, 12 Jan 2005, Jeremy Allison wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 12, 2005 at 01:18:37PM -0600, Rex Dieter wrote:
>> Using samba-3.0.10(*) on RedHat Enterprise 3, and client WinXP boxes
>> with Office 2003.  All servers and clients have synchronized clocks (ntp).
>> I open an excel file from a samba share, modify it, the *first* (and
>> only first) time I save, Excel says:
>> The file 'foo.xls' may have been changed by another user since you last
>> saved it.  In that case, what do you want:
>> O   Save a copy
>> O   Overwrite changes
>> Any ideas what's going on here?
> It's a known bug we've fixed in the Samba 3.0.11 pre-release.

Thanks a bunch.  Now I can stop worrying that it was something I 
caused... *and* be comforted that a fix is on the way.

-- Rex

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