Bug 559 - Samba 3 reports 'directory does not exist' when trying to creating an already existing directory
Summary: Samba 3 reports 'directory does not exist' when trying to creating an already...
Alias: None
Product: Samba 3.0
Classification: Unclassified
Component: File Services (show other bugs)
Version: 3.0.0
Hardware: All Linux
: P3 normal
Target Milestone: none
Assignee: Jeremy Allison
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Reported: 2003-10-03 10:10 UTC by Arnold Hendriks
Modified: 2005-11-14 09:27 UTC (History)
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Description Arnold Hendriks 2003-10-03 10:10:30 UTC
since an upgrade to Samba 3 (the binary rpms samba-3.0.0-1from a 
samba download site, redhat 7.3) this morning, we've been 
experiencing problems with WinCVS on mounted network drives.

WinCVS reports that it cannot create a directory, even though the directory 
already exists. Although WinCVS obviously has an odd way of checking for 
existing directories, it never caused a problem in the past.

apparently, (one of) the following options is causing the problems (I 
can't do more detailed testings right now because too many people 
are working on the server) - we use these options to ensure proper 
permissions on all drives:

; create mode = 0664
; directory mode = 0774
; force create mode = 0664
; force directory mode = 0775 
; force security mode = 0644
; force directory security mode = 0775

when these options are not commented out, the following occurs 
when trying to "mkdir" an already existing directory:

02-10-2003  13:43       <DIR>          palm

Z:\>mkdir palm
The system cannot find the file specified.

when these options are commented out, we get the 'normal' error:

Z:\>mkdir palm
A subdirectory or file palm already exists.

although commenting out the options doesn't fix the issues with WinCVS
Comment 1 Jeremy Allison 2003-10-03 11:04:57 UTC
I think this is already fixed - I believe it was a side effect
of the bad error code propagation from the "Excel readonly file" issue.
I'm pretty sure this is fixed by the smbd/error.c patch.

Is there a way you can test this with the SAMBA_3_0 codetree ?

Comment 2 Arnold Hendriks 2003-10-03 13:21:08 UTC
The SAMBA_3_0 CVS version indeed fixes the directory creation error codes and 
the issues I've seen with WinCVS. 
Comment 3 Jeremy Allison 2003-10-03 13:53:03 UTC
Fixed by error code return fixes in SAMBA_3_0.
Comment 4 Gerald (Jerry) Carter (dead mail address) 2005-08-24 10:17:31 UTC
sorry for the same, cleaning up the database to prevent unecessary reopens of bugs.
Comment 5 Gerald (Jerry) Carter (dead mail address) 2005-11-14 09:27:36 UTC
database cleanup