Slackware-current update to libcap-ng broke CIFS-tools

Earlier this week, and update to libcap-ng broke mounting my SaMBa server shares on startup. I received the error message: Unable to apply new capability set.

Barcoboy on https://www.linuxquestions.org/ was quick to point out that the issue was libcap-ng and could be mitigated by downloading the previous version from https://slackware.uk/cumulative/slackware64-current/

This morning (26-Nov-2020), dr.s pointed out that the issue is resolved in the latest updates to -current. Sure enough, cifs-utils-6.11 fixed the problem!

Huge shout-out to the Arch Linux folks for submitting the patch and the folks at Samba.org for rolling out the fixed package so quickly! As always, hats off for the amazing Slackware team for kicking bug ass!

Happy SLacking!
Stu…

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