[Samba] Re: cifs verses smbfs for Linux clients

simo idra at samba.org
Tue Feb 19 01:43:28 GMT 2008

On Mon, 2008-02-18 at 19:44 -0500, Michael Lueck wrote:
> simo wrote:
> > There is no interdependency at all, when compiling samba you can choose
> > to build either or both helpers, it is a packaging choice. Most
> > distributions are slowly killing smbfs and stopping building the
> > smbmount helper in the samba packages.
> I unmounted all cifs connections, then I purged the smbfs package off of my Ubuntu 7.04 desktop.
> I tried mounting connections:
> /bin/mount -t cifs -o credentials=/home/mdlueck/.smbcredentials,uid=mdlueck,gid=mdlueck //ldslnx01/data /mnt/ldslnx01/data/
> And received this type of error:
> mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on //ldslnx01/data,
>         missing codepage or other error
>         In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
>         dmesg | tail  or so
> Thus, the dependency I was referring to. I do not like to be one to argue. (shrug)

Ask Ubuntu maintainers, they decided to package both helpers in the same
packet, so if you remove one, you remove the other too.


Simo Sorce
Samba Team GPL Compliance Officer <simo at samba.org>
Senior Software Engineer at Red Hat Inc. <ssorce at redhat.com>

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