[Samba] Error:Unable to open configuration file "/usr/local/samba/lib/smb.conf"

Martyn Ranyard ranyardm at lineone.net
Tue Feb 5 14:14:51 GMT 2002

I've met this beast before.  Location of smbpasswd is a configure-time 
option, you have two options really :

1. (easiest) make a link, rather than copy i.e. "ln -s /etc/smb.conf 
/usr/local/samba/lib/smb.conf" or "ln -s /usr/local/samba/lib/smb.conf 
/etc/smb.conf" depending on which way you want to point.

2. (recommended) rerun configure with the option --with-configdir=/etc

Hope this helps.

At 11:07 AM 2/5/02 +0200, Kestutis Saldziunas wrote:
>I upgraded Samba server to 2.2.3. Server starts normally, however I find 
>error, after starting the server, in
>/usr/local/samba/var/log.smbd file:
>[2002/02/05 10:48:11, 0] param/params.c:OpenConfFile(543)
>   params.c:OpenConfFile() - Unable to open configuration file 
> "/usr/local/samba/lib/smb.conf":
>I keep file smb.conf in /etc directory and also in my scripts I point to 
>this place:
>After I copied smb.conf to usr/local/samba/lib/ directory , I do not find 
>error no more. But I do not like maintain two files :(
>What are ideas to solve this problem ?
>Thanks in advance,

Martyn Ranyard

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