Samba4 dns_update Fails to start

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Fri Aug 26 16:39:06 MDT 2011

On Fri, 2011-08-26 at 13:08 -0400, Ryan Leimenstoll wrote:
> I deleted the installation directoy under /usr/local/samba, however
> now even after reinstalling it, the permissions do not seem to be
> correct, as Samba cannot write a a log file and the DNS updates are
> not able to access the sam.ldb file. Is there any way to have samba
> automatically reset the permissions of it's installation directory?

I think you actually removed your whole installation, including the
configuration and the private dir containing the sam.ldb etc.

If so, you need to re-provision. 

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett <abartlet at>

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