should distribute a 32 bit version of nss_winbind.so

Bug #141569 reported by Jerome Haltom on 2007-09-21
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: samba

I think a 32 bit version of nss_winbind.so should be available. Many applications outright fail when unable to lookup the current user. These applications are certain to fail in all Active Directory environments without a 32 bit version of nss_winbind.so.

I think pam_winbind should be provided also.

And this does apply to every other nss/pam module that is used often.

Mathias Gug (mathiaz) wrote :

Could you provide a specific use case ?

Changed in samba:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Incomplete
Jerome Haltom (wasabi) wrote :

A specific use case? Sure. VMware-server. They distribute only 32 bit binaries, and process user logins. *Any* 32 bit application that does a directory listing or similar is a potential use case.

 status triaged

Changed in samba:
status: Incomplete → Triaged
Jerome Haltom (wasabi) wrote :

Another use case: X-lite. A voip soft phone application.

(xtensoftphone:14802): GLib-WARNING **: getpwuid_r(): failed due to unknown user id (1786588783)
I/O warning : failed to load external entity "/home/jhaltom/.Xscrc"

It crashes shortly after that.

Jason Gunthorpe (jgunthorpe) wrote :

Another use case: 64 bit base OS install running 32 bit proprietary applications using winbind for NSS. The apps tend to freak out when they try to do NSS lookups (ie getpwname). Sigh.

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