[Samba] Samba Locks Location

Brett Hales bhales at possum.homelinux.org
Fri Jun 6 06:40:50 GMT 2003

I am trying to move the lock directory to another location. In my smb.conf I have the below line.

 lock directory = /usr/local/samba/machine_name/var/locks

However when I try to start samba I get the following error.

[2003/06/06 16:03:13, 2] lib/interface.c:add_interface(81)
  added interface ip= bcast= nmask=
[2003/06/06 16:03:13, 0] lib/pidfile.c:pidfile_create(93)
  ERROR: can't open /usr/local/samba/var/locks/smbd.pid: Error was No such file or directory

Do I need another directive in the smb.conf to tell samba where the smbd.pid file is. Otherwise why is it not picking up the lock directory as specified.


Brett Hales
bhales at possum.homelinux.org

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