[Samba] error loading codepage 850

Mark Seger seger at cag.lkg.dec.com
Wed Apr 17 17:39:02 GMT 2002

I have actually seen similar questions to this in mulitple places, but
no answers so I thought I'd try here.

Here's the deal - I'm running a minimal version of samba which consists
of only smbclient and smb.conf to do some limited queries.  Specifically
I'm trying to get a lists of shares on another system.  Anyhow, this
works fine most of the time but on rare occasions I get the error:

load_client_codepage: filename
/usr/local/samba/lib/codepages/codepage.850 does not exist.
load_unicode_map: filename
/usr/local/samba/lib/codepages/unicode_map.850 does not exist.
added interface ip= bcast= nmask=
added interface ip= bcast=
session request to failed (Error: Unknown error (7,0))
session request to 10 failed (Error: Unknown error (7,0))

The part that puzzles me is if this is a needed file, how could this
ever work?  On the other hand it would appear it's only needed
occasionally and that's what is biting me.

Could someone explain the conditions under which this is needed so I can
try to avoid it OR better yet tell if there is some other command I
could use that would accomplish the same thing without the codepages.

The command I'm executing is:

smbclient  -s ./smb.conf -N -L address


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