[Samba] Comprehensive re-write of the classicupgrade HowTo and other changes
abartlet at samba.org
Fri May 30 13:33:29 MDT 2014
On Fri, 2014-05-30 at 18:03 +0200, Marc Muehlfeld wrote:
> Hello Andrew,
> Am 29.05.2014 23:38, schrieb Andrew Bartlett:
> >>> What we could do is permit a 'group' file to be put in the dbdir on the
> >>> new server, and somehow use that to get group memberships.
> >> This sounds like a good idea. Then users don't have to replace
> >> /etc/group with the old file, if you do the upgrade on a new host.
> > Please file a wishlist bug for that,...
> Am 29.05.2014 00:22, schrieb Andrew Bartlett:
> >>> One bug I noticed (and I would just fix, but I wanted to first
> >>> understand what made you say that) is:
> >>> "When using the passdb backends smbpasswd or tdbsam, it is not
> >>> possible to automatically import groups from /etc/group during
> >>> the classicupgrade. This has to be done manually afterwards."
> >>> This isn't meant to be the case. It is meant to work, but it
> >>> uses the *new* systems /etc/group file, if you move between
> >>> systems, except when using ldap (where it forces the
> >>> ldapsam:trusted option, so that we don't use nss for groups).
> I did some more testings and found the problem:
> I had setup a fresh PDC for writing the HowTo about tdbsam/smbpasswd.
> After setting up and configuring the PDC, the private folder contains
> only these 3 files:
> The group_mapping.tdb is located here:
> This was the cause, why the import did not find it. It was not in the
> private folder, that was set as dbdir during the classicupgrade! :-)
This is one reason why we have the --testparm option to classicupgrade.
The idea with this particular tool is to work out what the previous
layout was. (The disadvantage is that without copying the files, there
is a much lower assurance that we won't write to the old files that
might be needed in a rollback).
--dbdir assumes you collected all the databases (that's why it isn't
--old-privatedir). I do agree that the --help needs to list them, and
> *Problem 1*: I need a list of _all_ files, that need to exist in the
> dbdir folder. I already know: passdb.tdb/smbpasswd, group_mapping.tdb,
> account_policy.tdb. Which other files are tried to be read during the
The long and not very useful answer is anything that the source3 passdb
code can touch.
> Then I started digging around, why I haven't seen this, when writing the
> HowTo (even if the old HowTo version said, that there are problems, I
> tried having a look at it). Then I saw, why I haven't recognized, that
> the file is in a different folder:
> I reused the same private folder again for every testing I had made for
> the HowTo. And this was the problem! Because as I said earlier, there
> were only 3 files in that folder. But after the first time
> classicupgrade run, I had in the source dbdir folder:
> -rw------- 1 root root 421888 30. Mai 17:50
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 696 30. Mai 17:50
> -rw------- 1 root root 696 30. Mai 17:50
> -rw------- 1 root root 421888 26. Mai 18:58
> -rw------- 1 root root 1286144 30. Mai 17:50
> -rw------- 1 root root 696 30. Mai 17:39
> -rw------- 1 root root 430080 30. Mai 17:50
> The classicupgrade had created 4 additional files! And one of them was
> an empty group_mapping.tdb. And I tought it is the one containing the
> real mappings.
> *Problem 2*: Why does the import create the additional tdb files in the
> dbdir folder? I had expected that the source used for the import is not
It is very hard to get our current code to only open these databases for
read. Indeed, you also see this if you ldbsearch on a path that doesn't
exist. So it isn't surprising that it creates an empty file, sadly.
> I'll rewrite the HowTo regarding the group import soon.
Andrew Bartlett http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team http://samba.org
Samba Developer, Catalyst IT http://catalyst.net.nz/services/samba
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