compiling issues with directories

Greg J. Zartman greg at
Thu Mar 15 19:13:56 GMT 2001


If you are installing from the sources for the first time, then you'll need
to play around with the pathing a little.  Here is a document that speaks
well to this issue

Look on page 8.

Good luck


----- Original Message -----
From: "Kevin Chan" <kkc at>
To: <samba-ntdom at>
Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2001 10:58 AM
Subject: compiling issues with directories

> Hi to everyone,
> I have been trying to install Samba 2.0.7 on my Redhat Linux 6.2 as both a
> file server and an NT domain controller.  I am encountering a problem that
> is quite odd and I am not sure why I am having this problem.
> When I installed Redhat, I had it install the samba files thinking that I
> would just overwrite them with the samba 2.0.7 install.  However, after
> compiling and installing samba, there is no smb.conf file in the lib
> directory and no private folder.  This issue is easily overcome as I have
> copy of smb.conf from the redhat install of samba (it installs it in
> /etc/samba) and I can create the smbpasswd file by calling the smbpasswd
> binary.
> However, the mapping of the directories appear to be from the redhat
> install of samba.  When I start smbd, it is still looking for the smb.conf
> file in /etc/samba, not /usr/local/samba/lib.  And when I create an
> smbpasswd file by calling the smbpasswd binary, it creates it in
> /etc/samba/private).  I have reconfigured the 2.0.7 samba and this problem
> still exists.
> Any insight on this matter will be welcomed.
> Thanks in advance,
> Kevin Chan
> Systems Administrator
> Administrative Computing

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