[Samba] RHEL 5

Kuter, Travis L travis.kuter at hp.com
Wed Sep 29 14:51:49 MDT 2010

Hi Nico...

My apologies for the delay as I've been on vacation. 

Thanks for the inputs below...


-----Original Message-----
From: Nico Kadel-Garcia [mailto:nkadel at gmail.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, September 22, 2010 6:53 PM
To: Andrew Masterson
Cc: Kuter, Travis L; samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: Re: [Samba] RHEL 5

On Wed, Sep 22, 2010 at 4:57 PM, Andrew Masterson
<Andrew.Masterson at nuvistaenergy.com> wrote:
>> I've got a client asking if Samba Internet Services 3.5 is supported
> under REHL 5.
> Define "supported".  If you mean 24/7 tiered escalation included with
> your RHEL subscription - then no.
> I have filed two bug reports about running the latest Sernet Samba on
> RHEL 5 fully patched
> https://bugzilla.samba.org/show_bug.cgi?id=7457
> https://bugzilla.samba.org/show_bug.cgi?id=7518
> and they've been outstanding for months now, and the servers have
> crashed at least once in the meantime.  I also have to go in
> occasionally and kill zombie processes that peg a processor.  So if you
> need super-ultra-resilient samba, don't use the sernet 3.5 strain.
> I got forced into it because Red Hat didn't have a Samba version
> compatible with Server 2008 when I had to build.

Yeah, I worked with the Sernet version (recompiling from SRPM to
verify the source code) to test out NFSv4 ACL interactions. I sent
along a few suggestions about it: the whole "samba-vscan" debris from
an ancient SuSE compilation environment can be tossed out, that
particular tool is abandonware and not even enabled in the

But overall, it was helpful to get an up-to-date toolkit running. I've
been trying Samba 3.6.0pre1, and having problems, and samba-4.0.0*
does something very odd with where it puts mount.cifs and umount.cifs
and how it builds its configure scripts. I'm an old autoconf user,
this new structure doesn't seem to have hooks for sbindir, and that's
going to cause compatibility issues.

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