[Pkg-samba-maint] winbind with samba 3.5.6 on debian squeeze

Harry Jede walk2sun at arcor.de
Sun Aug 21 11:21:45 UTC 2011

I have a bug in the winbind package,
Version: 2:3.5.6~dfsg-3squeeze4

winbindd is not responding to a ping

# smbcontrol winbindd ping
Can't find pid for destination 'winbindd'

Workaround for users who wish to play the winbind game on squeeze:

# cd /var/run/samba
#  ls *pid
nmbd.pid  smbd.pid  winbindd-winbindd.conf.pid

There is no winbindd.pid :-( , but a winbindd-winbindd.conf.pid
To workaround this bug, until the package is fixed, edit 
/etc/init.d/winbind and put these three lines in "start)" just after 
"start-stop-daemon ..."

                cd $PIDDIR
                ln -s winbindd-winbindd.conf.pid winbindd.pid
                cd -

restart winbind and all is fine

# smbcontrol winbindd ping
PONG from pid 5363


	Harry Jede

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