[CentOS-devel] CentOS 4 Samba - Excel 2002/2003 bug

Rodrigo Barbosa rodrigob at darkover.org
Mon Feb 12 03:54:35 UTC 2007

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On Sun, Feb 11, 2007 at 10:25:11PM -0500, Charlie Brady wrote:
> On Sun, 11 Feb 2007, Rodrigo Barbosa wrote:
> >There is a nasty bug on samba, up to 3.0.10, which causes Excel to
> >incorrectly think a file was changes by someone else.
> >
> >This is a know issue, fixed on samba 3.0.11 (stock). A patch was
> >also applied to samba on RHEL 3, but was NOT on RHEL 4.
> Do you ahve any references to RedHat bugzilla?

Yes, #167920. Unfortunatelly, it is a restricted bug.

This bug is listed on the RHEL 3 samba changelog:

- - Include the (updated for 3.0.9) -excel patch to close
  bz#167920 Samba erroneously changes file date/time when opened by Excel

Interesting enough, this entry is from Sep 2005. 

There is an interesting followup (plot twist?) on:


Where we read:

This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux maintenance release.  Product Management has requested
further review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential
inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Update release for currently deployed
products.  This request is not yet committed for inclusion in an Update

That was on 2006-08-18. The bug is still open.


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Rodrigo Barbosa
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