Can't join as DC on Samba4 Beta4/5

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Fri Jul 27 20:14:31 MDT 2012

On Sat, 2012-07-28 at 11:32 +1000, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> On Fri, 2012-07-27 at 07:21 -0700, Srinath Mantripragada wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I'm still having this problem using the last version from git. Any help will be appreciated.
> I do apologise for not getting back to you sooner.  This is in internal
> error in the code, caused by a patch I added fairly recently trying to
> cope with another replication issue.
> This attached patch may not fix the issue (but it does change one
> critical aspect, that is the DN we were looking for LostAndFound
> incorrect), but it will give us much more detail on what is wrong.
> HOWEVER:  The fact that this occurs during a DC join means that either
> there is a serious issue with your domain (unlikely), or that I have the
> fundamental logic here incorrect.  If we were to have succeed in moving
> the object to LostAndFound, we may break your parent directory when we
> replicate back. 
> The errors you get from doing the migration will let me know more about
> the situation, and hep me try and debug it further. 
> DO NOT start samba after the join, instead send me back the error
> messages and we can figure out what to do from here. 
> I've put the patch in my drs-lost-and-found branch at
> git://
> The current patch I've attached to my mail, but I may update the branch
> if I figure out anything more. 

I've updated my branch with this corrected patch.

> Thanks,
> Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                      
Authentication Developer, Samba Team 
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