[Samba] Problems installing Samba

Dirk Allaert da at schaubroeck.be
Tue Apr 9 00:02:02 GMT 2002

I guess you are trying to start samba from /etc/pam.d/samba. That's not 
a binary but the pam config file for samba. The binaries that have to be 
started are smbd and nmbd, if you installed with rpm these should be in 

Even easier: run "/etc/rc.d/init.d/smb start" or use "service smb start"
If you want samba to start automatically use
"chkconfig --level 2345 smb on"

Jerry Cain wrote:
> Have RH7.1 and am trying to install Samba 2.2.2. After much trouble with
> conflicting files, I finally got it to install. However, when I try to run
> it, I receive the following error message:
> auth: command not found
> auth: command not found
> account: command not found
> session: command not found
> password: command not found
> I found the samba script in /etc/pam.d, not in /etc/samba where I'd expect
> it.  Also, it sure seems strange that everything in the pam.d directory is:
>  -rw-r--r-- (what's up with that?).
> Obviously, I chmod'ed samba and that's when I had the problems I listed
> above.
> RH6.2 was so easy; just rpm -i <samba>, configure smb.conf, then samba
> start. Why does RH7.1 have to be so difficult?
> I would sure appreciate any words of wisdom...
> Jerry
> p.s. please pardon my duplicate posting of this message in another list. I'm
> not familiar with how lists work nor what etiquette to employ.

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