Samba 4.8.x in Ubuntu Cosmic 18.10

Andreas Hasenack andreas at
Fri Aug 17 19:37:08 UTC 2018

We are approaching feature freeze, and I wanted to highlight again the
issue we have with samba 4.8.x in Ubuntu.

This forum post has details:

I'm going to paste its contents here as well:

I have a samba-4.8.2 build for cosmic in my PPA
that went through review and almost all was good, except for a
regression that one of our test suites caught: (also filed with
debian at

The bug has a test case attached, and it’s simple to reproduce.
Basically a guest connection cannot read the file it created itself if
its mode is 0600 (much less write to it). That’s the case with a file
created with mkstemp(), for example (or mktemp in the shell).

This is what is holding updating samba to 4.8.x in Ubuntu Cosmic at
the moment, and I was wondering if others would be hit by this
problem, or if you have seen this already after you upgraded to 4.8.x
by yourself.

I could upload it with this bug, but it would be bad if all of a
sudden I had to revert it and downgrade the package again.

If you are willing to give those packages in the PPA a try, that would
also be appreciated.


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