[Samba] mount.cifs and Umlaut in share name

Jeff Layton jlayton at samba.org
Tue Nov 23 06:39:56 MST 2010

On Tue, 23 Nov 2010 10:33:31 +0100
Andreas Heinlein <aheinlein at gmx.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> I need to mount a CIFS share (in the end via fstab, for now manually
> from terminal) which has both a space and a german umlaut in its name. I
> cannot get mount.cifs to mount it, it always complains it cannot find it.
> I managed to get around the space problem in fstab with the \040 trick,
> but I cannot find a way to correctly encode the umlaut. When looking at
> the output of "mount.cifs --verbose '//server/Täst Freigabe' /mnt", it
> looks like it is accessing the correct share, but it does not work.
> I also got a hint here
> (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-vfs/+bug/414865) to
> pipe the share name through iconv, but "mount.cifs $(echo //server/Täst
> Freigabe | iconv -t850) /mnt" also does not work.
> What can I do? Changing the share name is currently not an option, there
> are just too many users with links/bookmarks to it.
> Thanks,
> Andreas

Seems like something we ought to be able to fix. Could you open a bug
at bugzilla.samba.org, cc me on it, and then post the output of
"mount.cifs --verbose '//server/Täst Freigabe' /mnt" to it?

Jeff Layton <jlayton at samba.org>

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