[Samba] samba4 HEAD: unable to provision

Francesco Malvezzi francesco.malvezzi at unimore.it
Tue Jan 26 02:17:17 MST 2010

I'm trying to install samba4 with openldap, as from

I have got the yesterday realease, last git commit:
commit 2024d4fb27514869d78e9bb39085f98e80413529
Date:   Mon Jan 25 12:41:48 2010 +0100

My system is GNU/Debian Linux Lenny.

./configure --prefix=/opt/samba4
sudo make install

all worked

./setup/provision from the source4 dir fails with:

./setup/provision --realm=test.it --ldapadminpass=secret
--ldap-backend-type=openldap --server-role='domain controller' --domain=test

Administrator password will be set randomly!
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "./setup/provision", line 244, in <module>
  File "bin/python/samba/provision.py", line 1182, in provision
    targetdir, sid_generator,useeadb)
  File "bin/python/samba/provision.py", line 471, in make_smbconf
    posixeadb_line = "posix:eadb = " +
os.path.abspath(os.path.join(os.path.join(targetdir, "private"),"eadb.tdb"))
  File "/usr/lib/python2.5/posixpath.py", line 62, in join
    elif path == '' or path.endswith('/'):
AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'endswith'

What does it mean? What I did wrong?

Just for the records, what is  eadb? Is related to extended filesystem
attributest? Server filesystem is xfs, so xattr is supported.

Thank you for your help,


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