ERROR: No locking available

David Lee T.D.Lee at
Mon Oct 9 11:06:05 GMT 2000

On Sat, 7 Oct 2000, Cathryn Mataga wrote:

> I'm trying to compile HEAD on Redhat 6.2.  But, 'configure' shows this
> message.  (retyped in by me.) 
> ERROR: No locking available.  Running Samba would be unsafe
> configure: error: summary failure. Aborting config

I have almost no Linux experience.  But I once tried configuring samba
2.0.7 (or some close variant) on Redhat 6.something and saw an error
message about locking such as you describe.  If I recall correctly, this
failure was as an ordinary (non-root) user;  trying it as root succeeded. 

> And there's no makefile created.

The lack of Makefile is to be expected, given the earlier message
"Aborting config". 

(This query is perhaps more appropriate on the maillist "samba" rather
than "samba-technical".)


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