[Samba] Almost all working, except for "[: too many arguments" on samba login

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at pcug.org.au
Sun Feb 10 03:10:36 GMT 2002

"Blanchard, Michael" wrote:
> I've fixed my WINS server problems (long story) got all my "wbinfo"'s
> working, along with creating home directories and everything, but now I
> have 1 problem and one question.
> 1. whenever a user logs in with a winbind user account, it says "[: too
> many arguments"  This only started since I added a line in system.auth
> for the pam_mkhomedirs.so to make the directories.  If I remove that
> line, I still get the error.  Can I safely ignore it, or is it a symptom
> of a big problem?

It depends on what is in the dir that pam_mkhomdir was using for its
skeleton, and some (possibly) dodgy shell scripting in there.  Do your
usernames have spaces?

> 2.  I'm running redhat 7.2.  Is there anway to avoide having to add
> winbind.so to all of the \etc\pam.d\* files?  I thought there was a
> single file you could edit to change them all?


Andrew Bartlett

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