samba 2.0.7 on Solaris 2.6 - Running from alternate directory

Urban Widmark urban at
Tue Mar 27 21:01:08 GMT 2001

On Tue, 27 Mar 2001 Rod.Kruse at wrote:

> Although the configure and Makefile appear correct and place the files into
> our preferred path (/data2 as opposed to /usr) whenever we run testparm or
> try to start smbd/nmbd it is looking for smb.conf under
> /usr/local/samba/lib and a locks directory under /usr/local/samba/var
> I have obviously missed something very obvious but cannot see what it is
> for the life of me...  :(
> Any assistance would be appreciated.

What's wrong with /usr/local/samba ... :)

If you ./configure'd properly it should work.
./configure --prefix=/data2/foo/baz ; make ; make install

If you first configured and then moved things it probably won't, or if you 
didn't move the prefix.

testparm looks at CONFIGFILE, which is defined as:
source/ = $(LIBDIR)/smb.conf


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