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SAMBA V4.10-16D and SMB.CONF parameter "unix charset = iso8859-1" incompatible !

Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2024 1:40 pm
by blackcat
Just a warning to anyone planning to install the latest version of SAMBA V4.10-16D.

If you have the following parameter "unix charset = iso8859-1" in your SAMBA/CIFS configuration then you will have problems mounting your shares after installation.

For anyone who is wondering what this parameter is used for,
"The VSI SAMBA/CIFS Server supports ISO-8859-1 and UTF-8 character set for file names. The European
characters are supported in ISO-8859-1 and other characters are supported in UTF-8."

If you are affected by this then your alternative is to stick to or only upgrade to SAMBA V4.10-16C.

Thanks to VSI Support for helping me to analyse this issue.