Zentyal 6.0 to 6.1 upgrade getting stuck

Posted on Tue 17 December 2019 in Tech

So I faced a little challenge with a Zentyal server the other day. I was upgrading from ye olde 6.0 to 6.1, when everything just stopped. I let it sit in the corner for about an hour or so, but it never picked up the thread. All the services were still live, so I logged in to have a look.

Running ps aux, I discovered this line:

sh -c /usr/bin/sudo -p sudo: /var/lib/zentyal/tmp/x2M7gkZVvm.cmd 2> /var/lib/zentyal/tmp/stderr

So, I had a quick look at the contents of that stderr file:

# cat /var/lib/zentyal/tmp/stderr 
Password has expired
dns-RIMU@ad.ericlight.com's Password:

And what does that temp .cmd file contain?

# cat /var/lib/zentyal/tmp/x2M7gkZVvm.cmd 
kinit -k -t /var/lib/samba/private/dns.keytab dns-RIMU

Running that kinit command indeed prompts for a password reset, but the interesting thing is that samba-tool shows me this password shouldn't expire:

# pdbedit -u dns-RIMU -v | grep change
Password can change:  Wed, 31 Oct 2018 21:47:30 NZDT
Password must change: never

... riiiiiiight, that's a bit interesting. And yet I'm still being prompted to set a new password. I used samba-tool to remind samba that this password shouldn't expire:

# samba-tool user setexpiry dns-RIMU --noexpiry
Expiry for user 'dns-RIMU' disabled.

And now...

# pdbedit -u dns-RIMU -v | grep -i change
Password can change:  Wed, 31 Oct 2018 21:47:30 NZDT
Password must change: Tue, 19 Jan 2038 16:14:07 NZDT

Now I can run kinit against dns-RIMU perfectly fine, and indeed the Zentyal upgrade succeeded!