[Samba] error with provisionsing

steve steve at steve-ss.com
Thu Feb 16 05:11:23 MST 2012

On 02/03/2012 04:10 PM, Eric J. Stewart wrote:
> I found the samba4 HOW-TO on the wiki and I have followed it to using Ubuntu server versions 11.10 and 10.04.  I have been unsuccessful at step 4 running the provision script.  I have run the following commands to get to get to this point:
> $ sudo git clone git://git.samba.org/samba.git samba-master; cd samba-master
> $ sudo apt-get install build-essential libattr1-dev libblkid-dev libgnutls-dev libreadline5-dev python-dev autoconf python-dnspython gdb pkg-config bind9utils libpopt-dev
> When this command was run on 11.10 I received an error that the package libreadline5-dev was not found.  As an alternative the libreadline-gplv2-dev or lib64readline-gplv2-dev were suggested, I chose the libreadline-gplv2-dev, because it was a 32 bit install, as the replacement.
> $ sudo ./configure.developer
> $ sudo make
> $ sudo make install
> $ sudo ./source4/setup/provision --realm=home.com --domain=HOME --adminpass=P at ssw0rd --server-role='domain controller'
> The following is the output of I am receiving on both editions.
> bin/tdbbackup: /home/administrator/samba-master/bin/shared/private/libtdb.so: version `SAMBA_4.0.0ALPHA18_DEVELOPERBUILD' not found (required by bin/tdbbackup)
> Failed to setup database for BIND, AD based DNS cannot be used
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>    File "./source4/setup/provision", line 256, in<module>
>      useeadb=eadb, next_rid=opts.next_rid, lp=lp)
>    File "bin/python/samba/provision/__init__.py", line 1757, in provision
>      am_rodc=am_rodc, lp=lp)
>    File "bin/python/samba/provision/__init__.py", line 1491, in provision_fill
>      targetdir=targetdir, site=DEFAULTSITE)
>    File "bin/python/samba/provision/sambadns.py", line 990, in setup_ad_dns
>      create_samdb_copy(samdb, logger, paths, names, domainsid, domainguid)
>    File "bin/python/samba/provision/sambadns.py", line 751, in create_samdb_copy
>      os.path.join(dns_dir, "sam.ldb"))
>    File "bin/python/samba/provision/sambadns.py", line 688, in tdb_copy
>      raise Exception("Error copying %s" % file1)
> Exception: Error copying /usr/local/samba/private/sam.ldb
> I am fairly new to working with samba and I do not know where to look to get this working and any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
> Eric
You need to run make again as make install messes up the previous build. 
Then the provision will work. What are you using for DNS?

I documented the 11.10 install here:

More information about the samba mailing list