Re: Bug#706434: cifs-utils: Can the recommend on winbind be changed to suggests?
On Tuesday 30 April 2013 10:56 Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
> Package: cifs-utils
> Version: 2:5.0-1
> Severity: important
> User: email@example.com
> Usertags: debian-edu
> Hi. We discovered to our surprise in Debian Edu that the PAM setup in
> Wheezy now got pam_winbind enabled. This is done by installing
> libpam-winbind. We tracked the cause down to installing cifs-utils by
> default on all profiles (included in the education-common meta-package).
> We want cifs-utils installed to allow CIFS mounting to work, and this
> package recommend winbind, which in turn recommend libpam-winbind (and
> libnss-winbind, but that is less of a problem. As far as I can tell,
> cifs-utils work just fine without winbind available, at least for our
> use case.
> I notice that winbind was added as a recommend to cifs-utils 2011-07-20
> in version 2:5.0-1, with this changelog entry:
> * Install cifs.idmap upcall binary and manpage
> - Add libwbclient-dev to Build-Depends
> - Add winbind to Recommends
> I do not really understand what that change is all about, so my request
> might be misguided. But in any case, I ask this simple question:
> Can cifs-utils be changed to only suggest winbind instead of
> recommending it?
... as far as I understand the winbind thing, it is only making problems, if
nscd is running as on
in section 'NSCD Problem Warning' described.
So is there a chance to get winbind _not_ installed if nscd is present?