Bug 10846 - "net ads keytab create" different usage description
"net ads keytab create" different usage description
Status: NEW
Product: Samba 4.1 and newer
Classification: Unclassified
All All
: P5 normal
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Assigned To: Andrew Bartlett
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Reported: 2014-09-29 12:29 UTC by Noël Köthe
Modified: 2014-09-30 11:07 UTC (History)
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simple patch to make the usage the same (344 bytes, patch)
2014-09-29 12:29 UTC, Noël Köthe
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Description Noël Köthe 2014-09-29 12:29:43 UTC
Created attachment 10319 [details]
simple patch to make the usage the same


the command "net ads keytab create has two usage descriptions which IMHO should be the same:

static int net_ads_keytab_create(struct net_context *c, int argc, const char **argv)
        ADS_STRUCT *ads;
        int ret;

        if (c->display_usage) {
                d_printf(  "%s\n"
                           "net ads keytab create\n"
                           "    %s\n",
                         _("Create new default keytab"));
                        N_("Create a fresh keytab"),
                        N_("net ads keytab create\n"
                           "    Create a fresh keytab")

With the second usage line (shown when "net ads keytab help") I was under the wrong impression it will create a keytab file and with luck the one I defined with the smb.conf option dedicated keytab file =

"Create new default keytab" is the better description because it always and only creates the default keytab (called function ads_keytab_create_default()) and the dedicated keytab file is ignored.
Comment 1 Noël Köthe 2014-09-29 12:35:50 UTC
Maybe the "dedicated keytab file" in smb.conf could get an additional note: 

"Note that this parameter is not read by net ads keytab create"

Or maybe that the "dedicated keytab file" parameter is used by "net ads keytab create".

Thank you.