[Samba] Can't see my home directory

David C. Rankin drankinatty at suddenlinkmail.com
Tue Jan 22 14:03:55 GMT 2008

Anne Wilson wrote:
> On Sunday 20 Jan 2008, David C. Rankin wrote:
>> Anne Wilson wrote:
>>> On Sunday 20 January 2008 19:58:29 John Drescher wrote:
>>>> On Jan 20, 2008 2:54 PM, Anne Wilson <cannewilson at googlemail.com> wrote:
>>>>> I have a strange problem.  I use samba for most of my network activity,
>>>>> even
>>>>> though most of it is linux to linux.  On every machine except this
>>>>> laptop I
>>>>> can see my home directory on the file/print/mail server.  On this
>>>>> laptop I can see all the other shares, but not my home directory.
>>>>> Since everything works on the others, the server end must be OK.  That
>>>>> puts
>>>>> the problem fair and square onto this laptop, but I've run out of ideas
>>>>> for
>>>>> checking.  I now need kicking in the right direction, please.
>>>> What do you mean can not see?
>>> I can't browse the home directory in konqueror, and I can't attach to it
>>> in korganizer.
>>>> Also what version of samba are you using?
>>> 3.0.25b
>> Anne,
>> 	At this point, I would test compiling from source and see if the
>> problem remains. You can do it in about 5 minutes.
>> (1) download the latest samba-rev#.tar.gz;
>> (2) unzip it with "tar -xzf samba-rev#.tar.gz"
>> (3) change into the new samba-rev# directory
>> (4) actually read/browse the README file
>> (5) cd into the new samba-rev#/source directory
>> (6) run "sh autogen.sh"
>> (7) For Mandriva 2005LE, the ./configure was:
>> ./configure --prefix=/usr --infodir=/usr/share --mandir=/usr/share
>> --with-configdir=/etc/samba --with-privatedir=/etc/samba --target=i686
>> To check, just make sure smbclient is in /usr/bin, smbd and nmbd are in
>> /usr/sbin and smb.conf is in /etc/samba. If so the above configure will
>> work
>> (8) make && make install
>> (9) restart samba and test
>> (10) if it doesn't work, or all goes awry, then just:
>> make revert
>> and it will reload your current 3.0.25b
> Before I do this -
> The laptop that cannot read the server is running 3.0.25b.  The server is 
> running 3.0.24.  Does that make any difference/
> I assume that you meant me to do this install on the laptop (client) ?
> Anne

	I was talking about the server. I can't recall if it was 3.0.23, .24, 
or .25, but somewhere in there problems were introduced that effects the 
SID/GID and caused a number of problems. Since it doesn't take that 
long, I'd do both server and laptop.

	That is the rub about mandriva, nobody is building samba rpms anymore. 
I built samba from source for the past 2 years on 2005LE, until I 
replaced the server with openSuSE 10.3. Wonderful support for samba rpms.

David C. Rankin, J.D., P.E.
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