[Samba] Cannot remove symlink with missing target

Rowland penny rpenny at samba.org
Wed Jan 6 19:35:38 UTC 2016

On 06/01/16 19:17, Reindl Harald wrote:
> Am 06.01.2016 um 20:10 schrieb Jeremy Allison:
>> On Wed, Jan 06, 2016 at 07:58:32PM +0100, Reindl Harald wrote:
>>> Am 06.01.2016 um 19:35 schrieb Andreas Maier:
>>>> Am 06.01.2016 um 19:28 schrieb Jeremy Allison:
>>>>> Can't reproduce this on latest 4.3.x (and I just tried). We did have
>>>>> such a bug, but I remember fixing it :-). What Samba version is
>>>>> running on the Synology ?
>>>> Jeremy,
>>>> The smbd version is 4.1.18, according to the NOS value shown in
>>>> /proc/fs/cifs/DebugData on the client side, and according to "smbd -V"
>>>> on the server side.
>>>> I have no control over the samba level on the server side (other than
>>>> upgrading the Synology firmware). So if this has been fixed in a 
>>>> version
>>>> after 4.1.18, it would be good to know for sure, then I can create a
>>>> request for Synology to upgrade their included samba version
>>> well, the latest 4.1.x is 4.1.22 according to
>>> https://download.samba.org/pub/samba/
>> No, latest Samba is : 4.3.3 security release.
> i know that by running samba-4.3.3-0.fc23.x86_64
> but i talked about the minor version of 4.1.x
>> We also released 4.2.7, 4.1.22 at the same time
> so 4.1.x is supported and Synology as nearly any other commercial 
> "blackbox builder" don't care about updates

The OP has just confirmed that he has only altered the smb.conf 
indirectly via the synology interface, yet there are multiple lines in 
his smb .conf *that do not appear in man smb.conf*. I get the feeling 
that synology has heavily patched their version of Samba and who knows 
what they have done?
I suggested that he approached synology for help, it still may be the 
best thing to do, unless Jeremy has access to what synology has done to 


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