[Samba] smbd fails to start - rpc_srv_register: Failed to call the svcctl init function!

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Thu Sep 6 21:14:05 MDT 2012

On Thu, 2012-09-06 at 12:21 -0700, Scott Classen wrote:
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> I am attempting to upgrade from the samba version distributed with =
> CentOS 5 to the latest stable samba release
> CentOS version is 3.0.33
> I removed the distro version and then:
> cd /usr/local/src
> wget http://www.samba.org/samba/ftp/stable/samba-3.6.7.tar.gz
> tar -zxvf samba-3.6.7.tar.gz
> cd samba-3.6.7/source3
> ./configure --with-configdir=3D/etc/samba
> make
> make install
> I am using my original smb.conf file which has some deprecated options, =
> but still passed the testparm test

Given you have such major failure, stripping back the smb.conf to
exactly what you need would be a good start.  Specifically give
attention to 'unix charset'.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team           http://samba.org

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