Subject: Re: unexpected samba lossage due to PKG_SYSCONFDIR change
To: None <>
From: James Chacon <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/18/2002 11:11:14
It just shouldn't install a conf file. Almost every package in this form
installs foo.conf.sample and has a MESSAGE file to tell you to copy and
customize it.


>> This meant I was now running an smb server on my system with a different
>> (less restrictive) configuration file than my local configuration
>> file.
>Would it be possible for the samba package maintainers to come up with
>a smb.conf file which causes samba to provide no actual service (i.e.,
>no exports, no other stuff, ...)?
>This would make migration from old-style to new-style "safe"; it would
>also make the package safer to install on systems which previously
>weren't running the service.
>						- Bill