Samba-2.2.2-1 and

Osiris Pedroso opedroso at
Mon Nov 12 09:25:03 GMT 2001

I have been having problems installing Samba-2.2.2-1.

I first downloaded the source, built, install on a RH 7.1 installation. When
attempting to run /etc/rc.d/init.d/smb start, smbd returns 255 (echo $? on
the next line).

I then decided to use a RedHat rpm to install the binaries since the built
image seems not to be installed to the same places as the previous version
was installed on RH 7.1 (namely /usr/sbin/smbd), placing it instead of

Downloaded the three RPMs (common, client, samba). Try to install and RPM
says they have a dependency on  Search for libcups, only found
the source (, download, build, install. I now have on /usr/lib.

rpm -iv still complains that it requires is a dependency. I
tried "--force" and no luck either.

I have been trying to make Samba work for 3 days now. I would appreciate if
anybody could give me a hint what is happening here.


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