[Samba] Big problems with 3.0.24-6etch6 Debian packages

Marco De Vitis starless at spin.it
Tue Nov 27 08:58:26 GMT 2007

I'm using Samba as a PDC with roaming profiles on a Debian Etch machine, 
the clients are Windows XP/2000 machines.

I just installed security upgrades with aptitude, and this upgraded all 
samba 3.0.24-6etch4 packages to 3.0.24-6etch6 (except for samba-doc 
which was upgraded to 3.0.24-6etch7).
Immediately after the upgrade, my users could not load their profiles at 
login anymore. Errors popped out regarding problems loading 
insignificant files from their profiles, such as cookies, links to 
recently opened files, Java cache files, etc.
This caused Windows to open up a new temporary profile, making everyone 
lose their settings. PANIC!!

I now downgraded back to all 3.0.24-6etch4 packages, and things seem to 
be working fine again.

What's happening with Samba packages for Debian Etch?
I saw a security announce yesterday by Steve Kemp, but it's a bit 
confusing, for Etch it lists some 6etch6 packages and some 6etch7 others.
Are the current packages broken?

And... is there anyone officially working on more up-to-date Samba 
packages for Debian Etch? Or will we have to live with 3.0.24 until the 
next Debian stable upgrade?



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