[Samba] testparm error

Joel Hammer Joel at HammersHome.com
Wed Jul 31 15:01:02 GMT 2002

This is saying that:
You don't have your smb.conf where it is supposed to be after a default
installation from sources, /usr/local/samba/lib
Or, for some  reason it has funny permissions.
I suppose you are trying to start it up with redhat's startup scripts, which
won't work, I guess, for an installation from sources.
Is there a reason why you wouldn't install from an RH rpm?

> After installing Samba 2.2.5 from source and editing my smb.conf, I get the
> following error when running testparm:
> Load smb config files from /usr/local/samba/lib/smb.conf
> params.c:OpenConfFile() - Unable to open configuration file
> "/usr/local/samba/lib/smb.conf":
>         Success
> Error loading services.
> -----------------------
> smbd and nmbd will not start, and I can't imagine the problem here. Smb.conf
> has permissions set to 644, owned by root. I compiled samba on a Red Hat 7.2
> system with a 2.4.7-10 kernel.
> Help!
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