[Samba] Samba4 alpha 19 confusion

Michael Wood esiotrot at gmail.com
Sat Feb 25 23:56:49 MST 2012

Hi Steve

On 26 February 2012 02:20, steve <steve at steve-ss.com> wrote:
> On 02/25/2012 11:02 PM, Michael Wood wrote:
>> Hi
>> On 25 February 2012 04:26, steve<steve at steve-ss.com>  wrote:
>>> Hi everyone
>>> samba --version
>>> Version 4.0.0alpha19-GIT-c9ef087
>>> I found that the build had placed hundreds of links in the first
>>> directory
>>> in my path, /home/steve/bin. I moved the folder out of he path and the
>>> commands began working again.
> Hi Michael
> Thanks for clearing this up. I got the update from git pull against the
> previously checked out version. It is in /home/steve/samba-master and
> /home/steve/bin is the first directory set in my path. mv-ing the bin folder
> gave me the binaries under /usr/local/samba as I had had from previous
> builds. It seems to be OK as the version numbers and dates under samba/bin
> and sbin coincide with the date on which I built the source. I didn't
> realise that the build used a temporary folder. Previous builds never put
> anything in bin. Or maybe they did but deleted it afterwards. Anyway, I've
> not lost anything in the process.

The build should never have put anything in /home/steve/bin, even
temporarily.  It uses /home/steve/samba-master/bin while building.  I
am not sure how you could have ended up with the stuff in
/home/steve/bin.  There have been no significant changes to the build
system recently as far as I can see.

> I've just written some scripts for posix-ifying s4 domain users and groups.
> Only bash I'm afraid, no python. So I still don't think I'm qualified enough
> for samba-technical;-)

You don't have to have written anything at all to join samba-technical :)

Joining might help you see what issues other people have with samba4
and how they are solved, or the occasional announcement about samba4

Michael Wood <esiotrot at gmail.com>

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