[Bug 1048119] Re: Nautilus stores Samba config in gconf instead of smb.conf

Dave Walker davewalker at ubuntu.com
Wed Sep 12 19:10:42 UTC 2012

** Changed in: samba (Ubuntu)
   Importance: Undecided => Medium

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  Nautilus stores Samba config in gconf instead of smb.conf

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Bug description:
  When a user shares a folder in Nautilus via right-click and selecting "Sharing Options", no changes are made to smb.conf - I don't know exactly where this information goes but I assume it's handled via gconf.
  This possibly isn't a problem as long as the GUI method works. When it fails, the user will resort to using system-config-samba or editing smb.conf directly. This results in a split configuration, and a situation in which the share definitions reported by 'testparm' might disagree with those shown by 'net usershare info'. Also, the shares will be intermittently inaccessible.

  Ubuntu 11.04 64-bit

    Installed: 2:3.5.8~dfsg-1ubuntu2.5
    Candidate: 2:3.5.8~dfsg-1ubuntu2.5

  How I duplicated the problem:

  cp smb.conf old-smb.conf
  In Nautilus, right-click a folder ("ebooks"), select "Sharing Options", select "Share this folder"
  diff smb.conf old-smb.conf 
  ls -l smb.conf

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