[Samba] Samba packages for debian squeeze

Robert LeBlanc robert at leblancnet.us
Tue Jun 15 16:38:42 MDT 2010

On Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 2:43 PM, Christian PERRIER <bubulle at debian.org>wrote:

> Quoting Robert LeBlanc (robert at leblancnet.us):
> > I have had 'net' not correctly registered on some squeeze machines. Since
> I
> > don't use the net command often, I just run net.samba3. I'm sure you
> could
> > do an `update-alternatives --config net` as root and choose to use
> > net.samba3 to restore the use of just 'net'.
> Thanks for your input, Robert.
> The command that's run in samba-common-bin's postinst script is:
> update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/net net /usr/bin/net.samba3 10 \
>        --slave /usr/share/man/man8/net.8.gz net.8.gz
> /usr/share/man/man8/net.samba3.8.gz
> It's surprising to hear that the "net" alternative wasn't properly
> registered after installing samba-common-bin. More details about this
> would be in any case appreciated. And a reproducible test case is
> certainly worth a bug report in Debian against samba-common-bin.
I haven't run into the problem on Squeeze recently, personally, so it may
have gotten fixed in the last couple of releases. I did have a lenny box
with 3.4.8 from backports that had the problem a couple of days ago, but I
did two today without any problems. I just chalked it up as a fluke and used
the full command and went on with my life. The server does not have any net
entries in /etc/alternatives. Is there a log I can look at and see what may
have failed? If there is, I can submit a bug, but I can't reproduce it on

Robert LeBlanc
Life Sciences & Undergraduate Education Computer Support
Brigham Young University

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