[Samba] samba-tool crashes if include = /patch/to/%U.conf in smb.conf

Quentin Gibeaux qgibeaux at iris-tech.fr
Tue Jul 15 01:35:38 MDT 2014


Samba4 (4.1.9) on Ubuntu 12.04 here (seen same behavior on 4.1.6 on 
Ubuntu 14.04).

I've encountered an annoying bug with samba-tool, some exceptions aren't 
caught causing the tool to crash if it finds something it doesn't like 
in the smb.conf.
I have a specific line in my conf : "include = /etc/samba/%U.smb.conf ", 
it's useful for applying specific samba configuration for a specific 
user, it works on the samba side, but when samba-tool reads the conf, it 
crashs :

root at server:~/samba# samba-tool user list
Processing section "[global]"
Can't find include file /etc/samba/%U.smb.conf
params.c:pm_process() - Failed. Error returned from params.c:parse().
pm_process() returned No
ERROR(runtime): uncaught exception - Unable to load default file
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/samba/netcmd/__init__.py", line 
175, in _run
return self.run(*args, **kwargs)
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/samba/netcmd/user.py", line 261, 
in run
lp = sambaopts.get_loadparm()
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/samba/getopt.py", line 92, in 

In fact it crashes for any include with any variable substitution (%U, 
%g, %a…).

Any ideas ?


Quentin Gibeaux

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