samba4: machine and user accounts

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Fri May 23 02:01:50 GMT 2008

On Thu, 2008-05-22 at 14:06 -0400, Mike Wilkinson wrote:
> Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> >>     ldb: Unable to find backend for 'ldap://xxxx'
> >>
> >> I'm assuming it's local setup, I've searched for info on smbscript but 
> >> found nothing more than a few irc logs that appear to have gone more 
> >> smoothly. smbscript isn't installed in the target directory, I've added 
> >> .../source/bin to the path. Any clues on what environment I need to set 
> >> to have it find an ldap backend.
> >>     
> >
> > This *should* (I am assured) be fixed in current GIT.  Do a new build,
> > and 'make install'.  If that doesn't work, then clean out your build
> > tree and do a new build and 'make install'..
> Rsynced 4.0.0alpha4-GIT-326b69b from scratch a short while ago, trashed 
> /usr/local/samba, ./configured, make, make install, no change in the 
> thrown error.

Sorry about the bum steer - it turns out this remains a problem with the
current GIT tree.  

If you run:

[abartlet at naomi source]$ cd //data/samba/samba4/prefix/modules/ldb/
[abartlet at naomi ldb]$ ln -s
[abartlet at naomi ldb]$ ln -s
[abartlet at naomi ldb]$ ln -s

Then this will fix it, until you run 'make install' again.  Jelmer
promises to fix this sometime soon...

> Tried the python version (the one that gets installed in 
> /usr/local/samba), set PYTHONPATH to 
> /usr/local/samba/lib/python2.4/site-packages and that throws
>     Traceback (most recent call last):
>       File "samba/bin/", line 9, in ?
>         sys.path.insert(0, "bin/python")
>     NameError: name 'sys' is not defined
> I know nothing of python, is this some kind of python version dependancy?

No, I think that this is a 'minschema isn't tested, so it broke'
dependency...  I hope Jelmer can comment further. 

> Is there any smbscript dependancy on openldap libraries (I'm emerging 
> them now to test).

There is no dependency on OpenLDAP

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett
Authentication Developer, Samba Team 
Samba Developer, Red Hat Inc.
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