[mythtv-users] [OT] CIFS/Samba problem in FC5

Paul Bender pebender at san.rr.com
Sat Sep 9 04:23:31 UTC 2006

Phill Edwards wrote:
> I've been moving my MythTV box from FC3 to FC5 with a clean disk
> install. I'm using Jarod's new FC5 guide which is excellent as usual.
> However, I've run into a problem mounting samba shares. All my music,
> photos etc live on another box which provides samba shares. It seems
> that FC5 has deprecated the smb file system so you can only mount
> these shares with the cifs filesystem. Unfortunately the version of
> samba that ships with FC5 has a bug which prevents you doing anything
> with the files - you can see them in a dir listing but can't cat them,
> open them or anything. BTW - it's not me saying there's a bug, I found
> this on a search.
> So, does anyone know if there's anything I can do at the non-MythTV
> end to make it share the files as cifs instead of samba? Or any other
> workarounds?

The problem is with samba 3.0.23a, which is an update to the samba 
3.0.21b that shipped with FC5. Therefore, you could get an earlier 
version of the samba packages and install those instead of the updated 
packages. If you cannot find anything newer, then you can always 
download the original packages for FC5 from 

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