[Samba] samba newbie having trouble configuring samba on RH7.3...
marvc at bellsouth.net
Sat Jun 7 22:33:45 GMT 2003
Thanks again as the responses are really appreciated. Here's what I have
I managed to locate the smb.conf file but it was in the:
/usr/local/samba-2.2.8a/packaging/RedHat directory. Does this qualifies
as having a jacked up install? Can I modify this file and then move it
to where it needs to be? I located the samba project document and I'm
kinda confused on something. It states that the smb.conf isn't created
and that I need to create one. It then states that I need to put the
smb.conf file in the same place I specified with the make install
command. Does this mean I have to create a smb.file and place it in the
/usr/local/samba directory or do I move this smb.conf file, located in
/usr/local/samba-2.2.8a/packaging/RedHat, to the /usr/local/samba/lib
I also continue to get No such file or directory errors when I attempt
either of the following:
This gives me a Permission denied error:
I get this error even while logged in as root.
Apologizes in advance but I'm at the stage where this becomes harder
than it really is so I may ramble on from time to time.
From: Tori Williamson [mailto:tori at bsitpa.com]
Sent: Saturday, June 07, 2003 4:33 PM
To: marvc; samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: Re: [Samba] samba newbie having trouble configuring samba on
Don't worry. You don't sound lazy, ungrateful or a peasant. This is
precisely why the list exists. Besides, I'm not the kind of mook to say
"RTFM" to anyone. :-)
The only thing I can think of with Swat that you may have missed was
starting it. Look in /etc/init.d for "swat". If it's there, type: # >
/etc/init.d/swat start. Truth to tell, I haven't used or installed swat
in a while, and I think it's possible that it's now in /etc/xinetd.d,
which means that you need to edit the "swat" startup file in that
directory and then hup the xinetd daemon. That should start it up. By
default most xinetd scripts are disabled at install, and xinetd is not
restarted by the installer.
If all you need is JUST a few directories, you may able to get by
without swat and just edit the smb.conf file following some of the
examples at the end. It's fairly straightforward. The conf file is
located (if you followed my second install example) in
/etc/samba/smb.conf. Otherwise, i think it's in
/usr/local/samba/var/lib... i THINK if you followed my first configure
Either way just "find / -name smb.conf" should locate it for you.
Best of luck.
----- Original Message -----
From: "marvc" <marvc at bellsouth.net>
To: "'Tori Williamson'" <tori at bsitpa.com>; <samba at lists.samba.org>
Sent: Saturday, June 07, 2003 7:06 AM
Subject: RE: [Samba] samba newbie having trouble configuring samba on
> Thanks for the mini tutorial on getting started with samba, it helped
> a great deal as I was able to compile and install after locating
> ./configure in the source directory.
> Not to sound like a lazy ungrateful peasant but I'm unable to log in
> to swat by typing http://localhost:901. Am I missing something here?
> I'm currently trying to locate an updated doc for 2.2.8a that covers
> setting up the swat tool and creating the shares. This is for my home
> network so I'm not tryiing to do anything fancy; just create a few
> folders for some files I'll be adding to my linux web server.
> Thanks again
> -----Original Message-----
> From: samba-bounces+marvc=bellsouth.net at lists.samba.org
> [mailto:samba-bounces+marvc=bellsouth.net at lists.samba.org] On Behalf
> Of Tori Williamson
> Sent: Friday, June 06, 2003 1:54 AM
> To: samba at lists.samba.org
> Subject: Re: [Samba] samba newbie having trouble configuring samba on
> You do need to run configure for a source tarball... you just haven't
> found the config script yet. :-) In the samba-2.2.8a directory, go
> into the directory labeled "source". You'll find the configure script
> My advice is, if this is the first time installing Samba, run your
> #samba-2.2.8a > ./configure --prefix=/usr/local/samba #samba-2.2.8a >
> make #samba-2.2.8a > make install
> The reason I suggest setting the prefix as /usr/local/samba and no
> other config options, is that this will put samba in a singular space
> and allow you time to monkey with it in a closed directory. Then when
> your comfortable with samba and it's files and configurations, you can
> wipe the /usr/local/samba dir (thus trashing ALL of the files) and run
> the configure with WHATEVER path your heart desires.
> My advice is something like this install:
> #samba-2.2.8a >
> ./configure --prefix=/usr --configdir=/etc/samba
> --what-ever-other-config-op tions-you-want #samba-2.2.8a > make
> #samba-2.2.8a > find /* > samba1 #samba-2.2.8a > make install
> #samba-2.2.8a > find /* > samba2 #samba-2.2.8a > diff samba1 samba2 >
> Why the two find and diff statements? Well, you'll see that I offer
> /usr as the prefix dir, you'r files will be scattered. Doing a find
> before AND after the install and diffing the two find files will
> create a file (called
> samba-installed) with the locations of all the samba files. quite
> If you don't feel comfortable with that, and want an easier way to
> manage the install (and if necessary the UNinstall) of Samba, you can
> download the latest samba SRPM file from Samba.org here:
> Just install rpm-build from the 7.3 RPMS, and after downloading the
> #dir > rpm -ivh samba-2.2.8a-1.src.rpm
> then change to /usr/src/redhat/SPECS and edit the samba.spec file to
> make the config changes you want. Then: #SPECS > rpm -bb samba.spec
> This will place the samba-common, samba-client, samba-server &
> samba-swat RPMS in /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i386 and you can install the
> latest samba version from samba.org via RPM.
> Lastly, I offer up the suggestion of obtaining "Using Samba" from
> O'Reilly & Assc. A VERY handy book for samba admins of any level. And
> the latest edition covers Samba 3. You can also do a google search for
> "samba redhat HOWTO"
> Good luck!
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "marvc" <marvc at bellsouth.net>
> To: "'Joel Hammer'" <Joel at HammersHome.com>; <samba at lists.samba.org>
> Sent: Thursday, June 05, 2003 9:48 PM
> Subject: RE: [Samba] samba newbie having trouble configuring samba on
> > I downloaded the samba-latest.tar from the downloads page and you're
> > right it doesn't look as though I have to configure it. I'm just
> > unsure of what it is I need to do to next.
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Joel Hammer [mailto:Joel at HammersHome.com]
> > Sent: Thursday, June 05, 2003 9:38 PM
> > To: marvc; samba at lists.samba.org
> > Subject: Re: [Samba] samba newbie having trouble configuring samba
> > on RH7.3...
> > What type of file did you download?
> > Maybe its all set to run? Maybe you don't have to configure it? Joel
> > On Thu, Jun 05, 2003 at 08:52:31PM -0400, marvc wrote:
> > > I just downloaded Samba ver2.2.8a onto my RH server and I'm unsure
> > > how to properly configure samba. I've seen documentation online
> > > for
> > the
> > > older versions which contain instructions for running ./configure,
> > make,
> > > and make install. I don't see ./configure in my samba-2.2.8a
> > > so I'm clueless on what to do next. Can anyone assist with this?
> > >
> > > TIA
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