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Recommended update for netatalk

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(Last modified: 17MAY2002)


solutions Recommended update for netatalk SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (dac77e2a916934c36fb04b26ae952bc1)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA32
SuSE Linux Connectivity Server

Package: netatalk
Release: 20020517
Obsoletes: none

Indications

This update is recommended to improve the stability of your netatalk
server. It does also allow successful Mac OS X connects.

Problem description

This update for netatalk improves the support for MacOS X.
You can now connect from MacOS X to your netatalk server.
Important note:
There is one known problem with files that contain special chars, like "Schöne Aussicht.tiff". The ö appears encoded in the Linux ls -l output with the older netatalk versions. Newer versions (1.5.0 and later) use the native charset on Linux and the ls -l output is the same like the Finder output. MacOS X does not show such filenames.
The prefered solution is to rename all affected files on the Linux side:
mv Sch:a9ne Aussicht.tiff Schöne Aussicht.tiff
A tool for automated renames can be found here: /usr/share/doc/packages/netatalk/latinize.pl
Use these steps to start the renaming:
chmod a+rx /usr/share/doc/packages/netatalk/latinize.pl cd /shared_directory /usr/share/doc/packages/netatalk/latinize.pl
A workaround to avoid renaming is: Change the settings in /etc/atalk/AppleVolumes.default. There is one line like that:
~ mswindows,codepage:maccode.iso8859-1
Change it to:
~
This will disable codepage mapping.
Please make sure that no user is connected during the package update process. You have to restart the netatalk services after the update. Use the command "rcatalk restart" as user root.

Solution

Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Uvh netatalk.rpm
Please make sure that no user is connected during the package update process. You have to restart the netatalk services after the update. Use the command "rcatalk restart" as user root.

links to download packages

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