[Samba] Unable to mount Samba folders.

Andrew Jenkins andrew.jenkins at bigfoot.com
Sun Feb 13 14:29:59 GMT 2005

Hi all,

Apologies if this has posted twice, I've only just found out how to post
to a moderated group and my first attempts didn't work.
I'm new to this newsgroup and quite new to Linux in general.  My Samba
ver 3.0.7 (under Mandrake 10.1) used to work happily linking to my
Windows ME machine.  After some problems with a reboot of my Linux
machine I now get the folowing problems:

'smbmount' or 'mount -t smbfs //windows/folder /mnt/folder' both give
the failure:-

smbmount: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/samba/charset/CP850.so:
undefined symbol: smb_register_charset

The CP850.so file exists and contains a reference to smb_register_charset.

'ldd /usr/bin/smbmount' gives:-

linux-gate.so.1 =>  (0xffffe000)
libcrypt.so.1 => /lib/libcrypt.so.1 (0x40028000)
libresolv.so.2 => /lib/libresolv.so.2 (0x40055000)
libnsl.so.1 => /lib/libnsl.so.1 (0x40066000)
libdl.so.2 => /lib/libdl.so.2 (0x40079000)
libgssapi_krb5.so.2 => /usr/lib/libgssapi_krb5.so.2 (0x4007c000)
libkrb5.so.3 => /usr/lib/libkrb5.so.3 (0x40093000)
libk5crypto.so.3 => /usr/lib/libk5crypto.so.3 (0x40108000)
libcom_err.so.2 => /lib/libcom_err.so.2 (0x40130000)
libldap.so.2 => /usr/lib/libldap.so.2 (0x40133000)
liblber.so.2 => /usr/lib/liblber.so.2 (0x40164000)
libc.so.6 => /lib/tls/libc.so.6 (0x40170000)
/lib/ld-linux.so.2 => /lib/ld-linux.so.2 (0x40000000)
libsasl2.so.2 => /usr/lib/libsasl2.so.2 (0x40290000)
libssl.so.0.9.7 => /usr/lib/libssl.so.0.9.7 (0x402a5000)
libcrypto.so.0.9.7 => /usr/lib/libcrypto.so.0.9.7 (0x402d6000)

I've checked all the above files/links exist, they do.
I've uninstalled and re-installed Samba using Mandrake Control Centre,
still get the same problem. If I try to mount a Samba directory from
within MCC I get a small window in the top corner telling me nothing
more useful than the mount failed.

It all seems to hinge on this entry smb_register_charset in the CP850.so
file.  Any further ideas would be appreciated.

Andy J.

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