[Samba] Samba with Mysql, compilation problem.

(C)ollen collen at zeist.hermanjordan.nl
Fri Sep 23 07:02:43 GMT 2005

it is know that the mysql passwd backend is buggy/not working with samba 
3.0.20. (maybe it's fixed in the new release ??)
the fact that you have a mysql.so, tells me that you build the module as 
shared library.
here are some thoughts:

1) try renaming the module to pdb_mysql.so
2) build it as static (./configure --with-expsam=mysql 
3) use a samba version prior to 3.0.20 ( <- 3.0.14 )

i couldn't make the mysql module work either, so we're still running the 
11 version...


Collen Blijenberg (C=)

MARTIN Pierre wrote:
> Hello everybody,
> For those who have followed the mysql plugin compilation problem, here 
> are some new information:
> I have tryed everything to make it work from the debian sources, not 
> successfully.
> So i have downloaded the TGZ sources from samba.org (version is 3.0.20). 
> I have started the basic ./configure
> script with params --with-expsam=xml,mysql 
> --with-mysql-prefix=/usr/include/mysql/
> It worked so i started to make the compilation. It also have compiled 
> successfully. But as usual with the debian source version, it did not 
> compile any pdb_mysql.so. The only thing i get is a mysql.so lib, but it 
> cant be loaded as a plugin...
> Any idea is really welcome, since i begin to lose the faith :)
> Bye bye and thank you all!
> Pierre
> P.S.: Here is the end of the compilation process:
> Compiling modules/vfs_recycle.c with -fPIC
> Building plugin bin/recycle.so
> Compiling modules/vfs_audit.c with -fPIC
> Building plugin bin/audit.so
> Compiling modules/vfs_extd_audit.c with -fPIC
> Building plugin bin/extd_audit.so
> Compiling modules/vfs_full_audit.c with -fPIC
> Building plugin bin/full_audit.so
> Compiling modules/vfs_netatalk.c with -fPIC
> Building plugin bin/netatalk.so
> Compiling modules/vfs_fake_perms.c with -fPIC
> Building plugin bin/fake_perms.so
> Compiling modules/vfs_default_quota.c with -fPIC
> Building plugin bin/default_quota.so
> Compiling modules/vfs_readonly.c with -fPIC
> Compiling modules/getdate.c with -fPIC
> Building plugin bin/readonly.so
> Compiling modules/vfs_cap.c with -fPIC
> Building plugin bin/cap.so
> Compiling modules/vfs_expand_msdfs.c with -fPIC
> Building plugin bin/expand_msdfs.so
> Compiling modules/vfs_shadow_copy.c with -fPIC
> Building plugin bin/shadow_copy.so
> Compiling passdb/pdb_xml.c with -fPIC
> Building plugin bin/xml.so
> Compiling passdb/pdb_mysql.c with -fPIC
> Building plugin bin/mysql.so
> Compiling modules/CP850.c with -fPIC
> Building plugin bin/CP850.so
> Compiling modules/CP437.c with -fPIC
> Building plugin bin/CP437.so
> (C)ollen wrote:
>> 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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