Samba installation - "execvp - permission denied" problem - Plz help

Trond Eivind Glomsrød teg at
Sun Oct 21 09:32:02 GMT 2001

"Barry, Christopher" <cbarry at> writes:

> smb.conf will reside in /usr/local/samba/lib if you install from
> sources. Also, make sure you clean up any RedHat prior installation
> stuff. Create symlinks in the (I think) /usr/local/bin that point to the
> new binaries in /usr/local/samba/bin. Run testparm to see if everything
> is cool.
> RedHat feels the need to change file locations from what other unixes
> use. - it really is most annoying.

Uhh... /usr/local is explicitly disallowed in the FHS for Red Hat
Linux (and other distributions). It's for local use only.

Trond Eivind Glomsrød
Red Hat, Inc.

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