samba_dnsupdate and samba_spnupdate scripts fail

tridge at tridge at
Sat Nov 20 02:53:03 MST 2010

Hi Anatoliy,

 > The scripts for samba_dnsupdate and samba_spnupdate fail with this error, when i run samba with sudo:
 > sudo bin/samba -i -M single -d3

given the bin/ prefix, I'm guessing you are running this from the
build directory?

 > Calling DNS name update script
 > Calling SPN name update script
 > /home/ant/bin/rwdc/sbin/samba_dnsupdate: Traceback (most recent call last):
 > /home/ant/bin/rwdc/sbin/samba_dnsupdate:   File "/home/ant/bin/rwdc/sbin/samba_dnsupdate", line 40, in <module>
 > /home/ant/bin/rwdc/sbin/samba_dnsupdate:     import samba
 > /home/ant/bin/rwdc/sbin/samba_dnsupdate: ImportError: No module named samba

whereas this is running from the install directory. So the problem
probably is that you have not done a 'make install'

What we need to do is change things so that "dns update command" in
loadparm is automatically set to use scripting/bin instead of the
install path when we run from the build directory.

 > ../dsdb/dns/dns_update.c:279: Failed SPN update - NT_STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED
 > I deleted everything from the installed prefix, did make install and samba-tool vampire after that.

hmm, if you have done a make install, then the
/home/ant/bin/rwdc/sbin/samba_dnsupdate script should have had this in

  sys.path.insert(0, "/home/ant/bin/rwdc/lib/python2.6/site-packages")

can you check that?

Cheers, Tridge

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