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1.218.  system-config-samba

1.218.1.  RHBA-2009:1329: bug fix update

An updated system-config-samba package that fixes several bugs is now available.
The system-config-samba package provides a graphical user interface for creating, modifying, and deleting samba shares.
This update applies the following fixes from upstream:
  • A bug prevented system-config-samba from honoring the custom 'username map' parameter in /etc/samba/smb.conf, overwriting it instead with /etc/samba/smbusers as a hard-wired path for Windows-to-Unix username mappings. As a result, attempts to access the samba service as a Windows user failed. This release applies an upstream patch that corrects this bug, ensuring that system-config-samba no longer ignores the 'username map' parameter. (BZ#460262)
  • A bug caused system-config-samba to crash with a traceback error (instead of reporting the appropriate exit/error code) whenever system-config-samba encountered any unknown configuration options in /etc/samba/smb.conf. This updated version corrects the issue, ensuring that system-config-samba generates a proper error message regarding any unknown configuration options in /etc/samba/smb.conf. (BZ#460270)
  • Whenever a Samba user did not explicitly set a Windows username, system-config-samba added a malformed line into the username map file. This malformed line prevented samba from building a user list. With this update, system-config-samba no longer adds the malformed line, allowing samba to build a user list even if a Samba user does not explicitly set a Windows username. (BZ#460271)
  • After editing an existing user, a GUI bug locked the 'Unix Username' field of the 'Add user' window, preventing the creation of new users. This bug is now resolved, allowing the addition of new users after editing existing ones. (BZ#460291)
Users of system-config-samba are advised to upgrade to this update.

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