[Samba] Samba RPM packages for all SuSE Linux products

Noel Kelly nkelly at citrusnetworks.net
Tue Jan 31 13:47:44 GMT 2006

Hello Lars,

Fantastic work - thanks.  My Suse 9.3 x64 now works with your RPMs!

I wonder if your expertise might help with my 'nemesis'.  I have been 
compiling Samba-3-14 and Samba-3.21 for the last couple of weeks and 
have everything working nicely with the Samba commands but for the life 
of me I cannot get nsswitch to be called when I use 'getent passwd' or 
'getent passwd username'.

I compile with:

./configure --with-smbmount --enable-cups --with-ads  
--with-shared-modules=idmap_rid --with-pam --with-pam_smbpass

I copy libnss_winbind.so to /lib and made a link to libnss_winbind.so.2 
followed by 'ldconfig'.

My nsswitch.conf reads 'passwd:     files winbind' and group:     files 

I join the domain and all the wbinfo commands (-t -u -g -a) work 
perfectly and I watch the workings of winbind running in the foreground 
as 'winbind -n -i -d 4'.

I have removed the nscd and libnscd RPMs from the system.

However as soon as I try 'getent passwd' or 'getent passwd nkelly' or 
'getent group' I see no response from winbind whatsoever. 

Clearly nsswitch is not finding or calling libnss_winbind.so - but I 
cannot see why.  An indentical server running  3.0.14a works better - it 
responds to 'getent passwd nkelly' correctly but not to 'getent passwd'.

Any ideas would be much appreciated as atlhough it is nice to have your 
RPMs, I would like to know where I went wrong.

Many thanks

Lars Müller wrote:

>On Mon, Jan 30, 2006 at 08:33:50PM -0600, Gerald Carter wrote:
>>Binary packages are available at
>>	http://download.samba.org/samba/ftp/Binary_Packages/
>RPM packages of Samba 3.0.21b for all SuSE Linux products are available
>at ftp://ftp.SuSE.com/pub/projects/samba/3.0/ or
>Currently there are packages for SuSE Linux (x86 and x86_64) 9.1, 9.2,
>9.3, 10.0, UnitedLinux 1/ SuSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 8, SLES 9,
>and factory (= the currently developed product).
>Packages for ppc are only available for 10.0, SLES 8, SLES 9, and
>factory as there are no other SuSE Linux product of this architecture.
>Please inform us if you have different architectures (ia64, s390) and
>like to see Samba RPM packages for these too.
>The same packages are also available at
>Please use a mirror close to your site.  A list of Samba.org mirrors is
>available at http://Samba.org/  There choose a mirror at the right top
>of the page.
>There are also a bunch of SuSE mirrors.  A list of international mirror
>sites is at
>A list of mirrors in Germany is at
>If you encounter any problem with these packages please don't blame the
>Samba Team.  Instead file a bug to https://bugzilla.Samba.org/, pick
>product Samba 3.0, then select 'component' Packaging and set 'assign to'
>to lmuelle at suse dot de.  Or use http://bugzilla.Novell.com instead.
>Our customers, our products, our responsibility.
>Have a lot of fun...

Noel Kelly
Citrus Networks
m: 07939 528 478
t: 0870 7444431
f: 0870 7444432
e: nkelly at citrusnetworks.net

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