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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:     debian-edu@lists.debian.org
> 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?

Jürgen Leibner

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