This solves the dhcpd.leases issue discussed lately with Mandrake and RedHat 6.1. This should help in the future I guess.
The new option (acct. only) means that Linuxconf maintain the accounts but do not update the password at all. This might be used by people who want to use different password for SMB and Unix. The primary usage though is for people using a single password file (/etc/smbpasswd) with the pam_smbpass PAM module. Using this new option, Linuxconf creates the accounts in /etc/smbpasswd and the PAM module takes care of the password.
While this change adds a functionality, you do not have the update your Samoa configuration. The old check-box maps to the second option.
linuxconf --modulemain mailconf --vpasswd account
The new password is passed on standard input, so it can't be sniffed by looking at a PS output.
I have done so for the managerpm, shellmod, mgettyconf, updpass, userinfo and usersbygroup module. I have changed the release number of those module to reflect that: