[Pkg-samba-maint] Bug#694697: Bug#694697: samba4 is missing "smbd" binary

Jelmer Vernooij jelmer at samba.org
Fri Nov 30 12:28:36 UTC 2012

On Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 09:28:32AM +0100, Fred F wrote:
> 2012/11/29 Jelmer Vernooij <jelmer at samba.org>:
> > smbd is packaged in the 'samba' package - it's an older version of it
> > though.
> Yeah. It does not work with samba4, though. If "samba" is installed
> the samba daemon from samba4 starts up, but it is still useless, as it
> uses smbd from samba3 which cannot authenticate any users (probably
> because some AD/Kerberos support is missing in the old smbd binary).
It doesn't necessarily use the smbd. The postinst script sets up Samba
in a way that it uses the internal SMB server in the 'samba' binary
rather than an external smbd.

> > However, the Debian package sets up Samba4 in a way so that it doesn't
> > need the smbd binary. What fails exactly - and what error message do you
> > get?
> Without samba3 installed I'm getting this:
> > # samba -i -M single
> > samba version 4.0.0rc5 started.
> > Copyright Andrew Tridgell and the Samba Team 1992-2012
> > samba: using 'single' process model
> > /usr/sbin/smbd: Failed to exec child - No such file or directory
> > file_server smbd daemon died with exit status 255
> > task_server_terminate: [smbd child process exited]

How did you setup samba?



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