[Samba] Samba with Mysql, compilation problem.

(C)ollen collen at zeist.hermanjordan.nl
Thu Sep 22 07:43:40 GMT 2005

hmm.. try

./configure --with-expsam=mysql --with-shared-modules=pdb_mysql

mysql lib's in the: /usr/lib/mysql (symlink will do)
mysql headers in the: /usr/include/mysql (symlink will do)

you can compile the mysql_backend into samba so there isn't an external 
module !

your problem is that samba can't find the header files from mysql (.h)
I think that the guy's from debian left the mysql backend out,
coz' it's somewhat experimental, and lackes support..
never the less, it works, and we have it up and running for almost 
2years now!!

have fun

Collen Blijenberg (MLHJ)

MARTIN Pierre wrote:
> First i would like to say hello to everybody here, because i am new to 
> this ML.
> So here is the description of my problem:
> I began with a clean samba installation from the stable branch few 
> monthes ago, everything was just fine, i have a linux box which was 
> sharing files for another linux workstation and two WinXP laptops. The 
> sharing linux box is a debian stable branch O/S, which is my choice for 
> a long time now.
> Few weeks ago, i decided to make my sparkling samba installation 
> virtual-users aware, and i began to crawl on various websites, all 
> explaining the smb.conf parametters to give. I figured out that i was 
> just not able to make it run because of a main problem, the apt-get 
> samba gave me a non mysql-powered-samba version :(
> So i removed the samba package from the computer, and dowloaded the 
> debian source of it. Basic source, untared, and had a look to the 
> debian/rule file. I saw there was any parametters given about mysql 
> building, so i also had a look at the configure script's options. It 
> always compiles the brand new warm .deb packages (after i fixed some 
> lacky dependencies, i had to make a fake mysql-common package by 
> myselve, because i already had mysql installed from sources and did not 
> want to install the deb package, etc...). I'm now totally lost, i have 
> try everything and i can't get this pdb_mysql.so "plugin" ready :(
> So maybe i have miss something, maybe there is another way to make it as 
> i wish to be, maybe there is a simple way to indirectly link samba to 
> mysql with pam (I don't know PAM rules at all, i neither don't know how 
> it works).
> It has been 4 days i'm looking for a solution, mailing random people i 
> find on websites, no answers from them.
> Please if somebody has any clue, let me know a link, a sound, a color, 
> anything to find a way to make it work...
> Anything to make it work from the stable .deb packages appreciated too.
> Thank you a lot!
> Pierre.
> P.S.: Here is the current configure parametters i use extracted from my 
> rule file:
>                --cache-file=./config.cache --with-fhs --enable-shared 
> --enable-static --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc --libdir=/etc/samba 
> --with-privatedir=/etc/samba --with-piddir=/var/run/samba 
> --localstatedir=/var --with-netatalk --with-pam --with-syslog 
> --with-utmp --with-readline --with-pam_smbpass --with-libsmbclient 
> --with-winbind --with-msdfs --with-automount --with-tdbsam --with-ldap 
> --with-python=python2.3 --with-mysql --enable-mysql 
> --with-mysql-prefix=/usr/local/mysql --with-expsam=mysql

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