compiling issues with directories

Simo Sorce simo.sorce at
Fri Mar 16 07:32:36 GMT 2001

First uninstall the stock samba (rpm -e samba)
then compile the downloaded one.
If you do not specify any path to ./configure
then you'll find samba in /use/local/samba after a "make install"

On Thu, 15 Mar 2001, Kevin Chan wrote:

> 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 a
> 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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