still having virtual server install problems

Andrew At The Headwaters Andrew at
Mon Oct 22 21:03:05 GMT 2001

Hi all,

hope someone has some idea for me...
I'm on a virtual server, so my highest level directory that I can write 
to is:
I place samba-latest_tar.tar in
then I tar svzf samba-latest_tar.tar
everything extracts ok
then I go to:
and run 
./configure --prefix=/usr/home/andrew/usr/local/samba --
everything seems happy and I run make and then make install and 
all still seems groovy.  I copy the smb.config file to:
so I cd to:
and run testparm and it still seems to be searching for the 
smb.config file in the wrong place as seen below:
theheadwaters% testparm
Load smb config files from /usr/local/samba/lib/smb.conf
params.c:OpenConfFile() - Unable to open configuration file 
        Permission denied
Error loading services.
theheadwaters% testparm /usr/home/andrew/usr/local/samba/lib
Load smb config files from /usr/home/andrew/usr/local/samba/lib
Loaded services file OK.
ERROR: lock directory /usr/local/samba/var/locks does not exist
Press enter to see a dump of your service definitions 

in the dump, the first thing I note is that for code page directory it is 
= /usr/local/samba/lib/codepages
where did my prefix go?
scrolling down it show the same problem with the password 
directory and the lock directory.

ideas out there?


Andrew Peterson
andrew at

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