Add "Recommends: keyutils" to smbfs

Bug #300221 reported by Daniel Richard G. on 2008-11-20
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
samba (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: smbfs

Looking at smbfs 2:3.2.3-1ubuntu3 in Intrepid.

Samba's CIFS kernel module (as invoked via mount.cifs(8), in smbfs) makes use of the kernel's new request-key infrastructure, but there is nothing at the package-description level to indicate the critical relationship with the keyutils package.

Given that /sbin/request-key et al. is required in order for certain shares to work at all (notably, those with DFS components, which at a minimum need the dns_resolver upcall key), I think a strong (if not absolute) dependency should be noted.

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Changed in samba:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Thierry Carrez (ttx) wrote :

That makes sense.

Changed in samba:
status: New → Confirmed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package samba - 2:3.3.2-1ubuntu3

samba (2:3.3.2-1ubuntu3) jaunty; urgency=low

  [Thierry Carrez]
  * debian/samba-common.postinst: Add more informative error message for
    the case where smb.conf was manually deleted (LP: #312449)

  [Chuck Short]
  * debian/control: Add suggests keyutils for smbfs. (LP: #300221)

 -- Chuck Short <email address hidden> Fri, 27 Mar 2009 10:46:15 -0400

Changed in samba:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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