Initialising share modes failed

Andy Bakun abakun at
Thu Jan 21 17:05:07 GMT 1999

>we have installed Samba 2.0.0 on a Sun Sparc5 running Solaris 2.5.1.
>is telling us:
>ERROR: Failed to initialise share modes!
>Can't initialise shared memory-exiting
>Any idea what's wrong with our system?

I saw this when trying to use a version of smbstatus compiled with a different version of samba than the one running.  Make sure that both your smbd and
smbstatus (and the rest of the programs) were compiled from the same set of source.  Perhaps something got installed somewhere else during the install of

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