[Samba] nmbd broken in Centos 6.4

Moray Henderson Moray.Henderson at ict-software.org
Thu Apr 25 08:58:29 MDT 2013

CentOS 6.4 appears to have been shipped with a broken Samba 3.6.  The new
NMBDSOCKETDIR option defaults to /var/nmbd, which of course is an invalid
directory and should not be created[1].  While hopefully they can fix it
with an option to their configure script at build time, could Samba itself
provide better defaults so that new options like this don't take OS
developers by surprise?

"To err is human; to purr, feline."

[1] http://www.pathname.com/fhs/pub/fhs-2.3.html#THEVARHIERARCHY
"Applications must generally not add directories to the top level of /var."

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