Samba on Solaris 8

Atul Gupta atgupta at
Thu Oct 4 00:28:11 GMT 2001

I tried compiling samba and followed the instruction(from
samba-2.2.1a/packaging/Solaris/README)   to create the packge and  got the
following error. I ran following commands in  source directory -

A  ./configure --prefix=/opt ( to install it in /opt )
B  make
and I edited the INSTALL_BASE variable in  file and  run this to
create the package


# pwd
# sh
Assuming Samba distribution is rooted at /tmp/samba-2.2.1a..
## Building pkgmap from package prototype file.
ERROR in prototype:
    no object for <checkinstall> found in search path
pkgmk: ERROR: unable to build pkgmap from prototype file
## Packaging was not successful.
The samba package is in /tmp



-----Original Message-----
From: Fogeby, Jesper [mailto:jesper.fogeby at]
Sent: Wednesday, October 03, 2001 11:17 PM
To: 'atgupta at'; samba at
Subject: RE: Samba on Solaris 8


I think you have to compile samba...

Download the source and run ./configure --help from the source directory.
Look for --prefix.

// Jesper

-----Original Message-----
From: Atul Gupta [mailto:atgupta at]
Sent: den 4 oktober 2001 07:59
To: samba at
Subject: Samba on Solaris 8


I am new to Samba. I used it and installed it on Solaris 2.6  and it was
samba 2.0.7 version which was in pkgadd format and was installed under  /opt
directory i.e. /opt/samba.  Now I need to install samba on  solaris 8 and
problem I am having a problem that I I  don't have   write  permission on
/usr/local directory. (it is some NFS mount).

Now I am looking for  Samba  in pkgadd format which gets installed under
/opt  directory.   I tried  installing samba-2.2.1a-sparc-solaris-2.8.pkg
in  /opt  (with -R option)  directory but I got  so many error messages and
SWAT and other daemons never started.

Any idea where can I find this  samba package for Solaris 8 or can anyone
tell me if  I go for compiling samba  what parameter and file should I
modify to  install and compile into .opt directory.
Samba version doesn't matter for us.

Any help in this regards will be highly appreciated.


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