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Bug 759565 - net-fs/cifs-utils-6.11 unable to mount with error "Unable to apply new capability set"
Summary: net-fs/cifs-utils-6.11 unable to mount with error "Unable to apply new capabi...
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal with 1 vote (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo's SAMBA Team
: 759688 (view as bug list)
Depends on: 759550
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Reported: 2020-12-12 08:33 UTC by email200202
Modified: 2020-12-13 01:13 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description email200202 2020-12-12 08:33:29 UTC
After update to sys-libs/libcap-ng-0.8.2, cifs failed to mount with error message:
# mount /mnt/some_cifs/
Unable to apply new capability set.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. emerge --sync; emerge -auvDN world
2. mount /mnt/some_cifs/

Actual Results:  
it failed

Expected Results:  
should not fail
Comment 1 email200202 2020-12-12 08:43:09 UTC
It worked when sys-libs/libcap-ng was downgraded from 0.8.2 to 0.8
Comment 2 Sam James archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2020-12-13 01:10:21 UTC
*** Bug 759688 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2020-12-13 01:13:00 UTC
The bug has been referenced in the following commit(s):

commit 4ca4382ca9ff930c32be7bad930eb0c415bae4d2
Author:     Sam James <>
AuthorDate: 2020-12-13 01:11:45 +0000
Commit:     Sam James <>
CommitDate: 2020-12-13 01:11:45 +0000

    profiles/package.mask: mask =sys-libs/libcap-ng-0.8.2
    Seems to still break consumers. Unsure about applying
    the patch used in Fedora given that upstream have
    cut a new release since and not included both
    of the fixes previously being applied there.
    Masking for now while we decide on a way forward.
    Signed-off-by: Sam James <>

 profiles/package.mask | 6 ++++++
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+)