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

jack snodgrass mrlinuxgroups at gmail.com
Sat Sep 9 04:51:51 UTC 2006

On 9/8/06, Paul Bender <pebender at san.rr.com> wrote:
> 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

I'm using:
yum list | grep -i samba
samba.x86_64                             3.0.23a-1.fc5.1        installed
samba-client.x86_64                      3.0.23a-1.fc5.1        installed
samba-common.x86_64                      3.0.23a-1.fc5.1        installed
without any problems.


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