Problems with Delphi 3 on SAMBA

Andrew Johnson andrew.johnson at
Fri Jun 12 08:22:47 GMT 1998


We have a Sun running SAMBA and have a problem with a share which contains
Delphi 3 source code.  Compilations on large projects fail, with the .EXE
file stopping generation at ~2Mb, although compilations of the same code on
an NT drive are fine.

Delphi 1 seems to work fine on the SAMBA drive, creating files of >3.5Mb, so
it does not seem to be a file size problem either.

Can anyone shed any light on this please ?

We have tried changing strict locking, locking, etc.

The smb.conf entry is below :

   netbios name = sun01
   workgroup = orchard
   security = server
   password server = nt
   wins server = nt
   name resolve order = lmhosts wins hosts
   domain master = no
   local master = yes
   preferred master = yes
   os level = 65
   server string = Unix Resources (%h)
   dead time = 15
   strict locking = no
   guest account = nobody
   max log size = 1000
   alternate permissions = yes
   force create mode = 400
   force directory mode = 0700
   preserve case = yes
   load printers = yes
   printing = sysv
   printcap name = /usr/local/samba/lib/printcap

   comment = Delphi Service Management & DSU
   path = /delphi
   writable = yes
   create mask = 0775
   force group = pcsvcmgt
   alternate permissions = no
   locking = no

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