Bug 210 - Recycle Module Broken
Summary: Recycle Module Broken
Alias: None
Product: Samba 3.0
Classification: Unclassified
Component: File Services (show other bugs)
Version: 3.0.0preX
Hardware: All Windows 2000
: P1 normal
Target Milestone: none
Assignee: Gerald (Jerry) Carter (dead mail address)
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Reported: 2003-07-08 23:29 UTC by John H Terpstra (mail address dead(
Modified: 2005-08-24 10:15 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description John H Terpstra (mail address dead( 2003-07-08 23:29:08 UTC
vfs objects = extd_audit recycle
vfs object = recycle:repository=.recycle recycle:versions=True
recycle:touch=True recycle:keeptree=True
comment = Testdir
valid users = heitbrock,administrator
writeable = yes
user = heitbrock,administrator
path = /data1/Verkauf

thxxx for the info but when i add these line in my smb.conf the
directory structure isnt keept when i remove directies on a share. the
files only moves to the .recycle dir.

Bug reported by: Denis Heitbrock <heitbrockd@schlick.de>

I have verified this bug. Setting on the share definition:
   vfs object = recycle:keeptree=True

through debug analysis shows that recycle_keep_dir_tree remains set at False.
I have tried the reverse, setting it to False also results in False. This means
that the directory of origin is never applied to the .recycle target.
Comment 1 Tim Potter 2003-08-05 19:33:25 UTC
It looks like there are some problems in handling multiple VFS options (i.e you
can't do vfs_objects = recycle:foo=bar recycle:foo2=bar2 and have it work properly).
Comment 2 Gerald (Jerry) Carter (dead mail address) 2003-08-06 15:20:23 UTC
is this just an option parsing bug?

        path = /export/public
        read only = no
        msdfs root = yes
        vfs objects = recycle
        vfs object = recycle:repository=.recycle

seems to work ok.
Comment 3 Tim Potter 2003-08-06 16:48:18 UTC
Yes.  As soon as you try adding more than one option it starts getting confused.
 It looks like the argument parsing code can't add an option to an already
loaded vfs module.
Comment 4 Gerald (Jerry) Carter (dead mail address) 2003-08-06 21:45:04 UTC
This is a documentation bug.  The actual syntax is:

        vfs object = recycle

although the exclude pattern doesn't seem to be working quite right.
I'll look at that.
Comment 5 Gerald (Jerry) Carter (dead mail address) 2003-08-06 21:53:29 UTC
no bug at all.  The actual exclude syntax is

  recycle:exclude=*.tmp *.temp *.o *.obj ~$*

I'm going to checkin some generic comments about vfs 
modules to the man page but each module needs its own 
man page IMO for option specifics.
Comment 6 Gerald (Jerry) Carter (dead mail address) 2005-02-07 08:41:19 UTC
originally reported against 3.0.0beta3.  CLeaning out 
non-production release versions.
Comment 7 Gerald (Jerry) Carter (dead mail address) 2005-08-24 10:15:24 UTC
sorry for the same, cleaning up the database to prevent unecessary reopens of bugs.