[Samba] Totally missing the mark here

Steve Campbell campbell at cnpapers.com
Tue May 27 13:05:17 MDT 2014

Trying this now. Certainly can't hurt.

On 5/27/2014 2:00 PM, lp101 wrote:
> Hello,
>     I've had this happen when I had a prior unsuccessful build. I 
> fixed the provision error by removing directory "/usr/local/samba" and 
> removed the samba folder that I had unzipped(Samba4.1.7.tar). Started 
> over again and everything went fine. Your mileage may vary.
> On 5/27/2014 1:38 PM, Steve Campbell wrote:
>> On 5/27/2014 12:36 PM, Rowland Penny wrote:
>>> On 27/05/14 17:24, Steve Campbell wrote:
>>>> On 5/27/2014 11:54 AM, Rowland Penny wrote:
>>>>> On 27/05/14 16:06, Steve Campbell wrote:
>>>>>> On 5/27/2014 10:29 AM, Rowland Penny wrote:
>>>>>>> On 27/05/14 15:04, Steve Campbell wrote:
>>>>>>>> <snip>
>>>>>>>>> You are starting to confuse me now ;-)
>>>>>>>>> I thought that you were using the sernet packages, but from 
>>>>>>>>> the above command it would seem that you have compiled samba4 
>>>>>>>>> yourself.
>>>>>>>> How would the sernet packages differ from the compiled version? 
>>>>>>>> Doesn't it give me mostly the same executables?
>>>>>>> Well yes, but they will be found in different places, take 
>>>>>>> samba-tool for instance, with sernet it will be in /usr/bin , 
>>>>>>> but if you compile samba4 yourself it will be found in 
>>>>>>> /usr/local/samba/bin
>>>>>>>>> I personally always pass all the info at once i.e.
>>>>>>>>> samba-tool domain provision --realm=example.com 
>>>>>>>>> --domain=EXAMPLE --adminpass=P4ssw0rd* --use-rfc2307 
>>>>>>>>> --server-role='dc'
>>>>>>>>> Your realm is usually the same as your DNS domain name and the 
>>>>>>>>> domain should be the first part of your realm but in UPPERCASE 
>>>>>>>>> ;-)
>>>>>>>> OK, I'm almost certain what I used for the interactive answers 
>>>>>>>> were not correct. How would I start over?
>>>>>>> I would suggest that you first of all create a VM to practise in 
>>>>>>> (you can take snapshots of this) , then decide whether to go 
>>>>>>> with the sernet packages, use the backport packages (if using 
>>>>>>> wheezy) or compile samba yourself, once you make your decision, 
>>>>>>> stick with it.
>>>>>>>> Regardless of how bad the "Using Samba" book might be for a 
>>>>>>>> Samba 4 implementation, it does provide very good information 
>>>>>>>> about what Domains are and how they are viewed (at least for 
>>>>>>>> me, the Windows Domain idiot). I don't mean to argue.
>>>>>>> The only problem with that argument (for want of a better word) 
>>>>>>> is that there are two types of domains, NT4 and AD, Samba4 can 
>>>>>>> do both, but you really should be aiming for an AD domain and 
>>>>>>> there is a lot of better info out there in the internet, than 
>>>>>>> what you will find in that book.
>>>>>>>> I feel sort of guilty for using the list as a learning tool. 
>>>>>>>> There just isn't much out there other places.
>>>>>>> Do not feel guilty, we ALL had to start somewhere and as far as 
>>>>>>> I am concerned we should help others as far as we can. As for 
>>>>>>> finding information on the internet, I suspect that you are not 
>>>>>>> using the right search terms, try using 'active directory' or 
>>>>>>> 'AD' instead of 'samba' or 'samba4'.
>>>>>>> Rowland
>>>>>>>>> NOTE TO MARC:
>>>>>>>>> This really should be in the wiki, not just telling people to 
>>>>>>>>> do it interactively, especially if you are not going to show 
>>>>>>>>> the questions that will be asked. Would you like me to 
>>>>>>>>> re-write that section and send it to you ?
>>>>>>>>>> I'm using the old version 3 book to make sure I understand 
>>>>>>>>>> the questions that "--interactive" asks, in particular, the 
>>>>>>>>>> ones about the domain.
>>>>>>>>> Please take that copy of 'using Samba' and get rid of it ;-) 
>>>>>>>>> Just refer to the wiki and ask questions here.
>>>>>>>>>> I'm fairly certain that those domain questions might be the 
>>>>>>>>>> biggest part of the problem.
>>>>>>>>> Could be.
>>>>>>>> steve
>>>>>> So while we were talking, the Windows guy decided he wanted to 
>>>>>> try something different. He found some instructions using 
>>>>>> configure/make and was trying to do that. I stopped him before 
>>>>>> doing so.
>>>>>> Upon trying to remove sernet and then update sernet, we 
>>>>>> discovered that some of the packages are being updated, and we 
>>>>>> couldn't do either remove or update the packages.
>>>>>> So I removed the individual packages (as opposed to all the 
>>>>>> packages as a wildcard). We are now installing from the git 
>>>>>> directories. He's a little concerned because he's not a Linux guy 
>>>>>> and I'm only going to be around for a few months, and packages 
>>>>>> are just so easy for a new guy.
>>>>> You now seem to be trying to use the development files, these are 
>>>>> not forced to be stable, I would recommend that you use the latest 
>>>>> stable package (if you are going to compile it yourself) : 
>>>>> samba.org/samba/ftp/stable/samba-4.1.7.tar.gz
>>>>> Rowland
>>>>>> I'll inform you of our progress.
>>>>>> I hadn't considered the AD-vs-NT4 domains. Glad you mentioned 
>>>>>> that. And thanks for the understanding and patience.
>>>>>> steve
>>>> Rowland,
>>>> Right again. He downloaded 4.2-pre
>>>> We've wiped that and downloaded the file you suggested. I've 
>>>> unzipped and untarred that. There is a configure in the root folder 
>>>> (samba-4.1.7). The wiki indicates that there should be a 
>>>> samba-master folder (when using git). Can I assume that I should 
>>>> use the configure in that root folder?
>>> Yes, it is just a case of:
>>> ./configure
>>> make
>>> make install
>>> This supposes that you are running as root, otherwise the last 
>>> command will have to be run with sudo.
>>> I take it that you have installed all the required packages to 
>>> compile Samba, if you are not sure, take a look here:
>>> https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Samba_4/OS_Requirements
>>> Install everything that you haven't got installed, then start the 
>>> compile, good luck ;-)
>>> Rowland
>> I'm running as root. I have everything installed that is required.
>> That 4.2 version would allow me to provision.
>> The new 4.1.7 version fails on provision with the following:
>> ldb: module schema_load initialization failed : No such object
>> ldb: module rootdse initialization failed : No such object
>> ldb: module samba_dsdb initialization failed : No such object
>> ldb: Unable to load modules for /usr/local/samba/private/sam.ldb: (null)
>> samdb_connect failed
>> VFS connect failed!
>> ERROR(<class 'samba.provision.ProvisioningError'>): Provision failed 
>> - ProvisioningError: Your filesystem or build does not support posix 
>> ACLs, which s3fs requires.  Try the mounting the filesystem with the 
>> 'acl' option.
>>   File 
>> "/usr/local/samba/lib64/python2.6/site-packages/samba/netcmd/domain.py", 
>> line 398, in run
>>     use_rfc2307=use_rfc2307, skip_sysvolacl=False)
>>   File 
>> "/usr/local/samba/lib64/python2.6/site-packages/samba/provision/__init__.py", 
>> line 2052, in provision
>>     raise ProvisioningError("Your filesystem or build does not 
>> support posix ACLs, which s3fs requires.  Try the mounting the 
>> filesystem with the 'acl' option.")
>> Looks like a few problems. But OpenLDAP is installed. I have selinux 
>> running in permissive to get some of the file attributes. I have 
>> added to fstab on all the partitions that matter the following after 
>> "defaults"
>> ,user_xattr,acl,barrier=1
>> Remounted using mount -a and also rebooted.
>> Seems I'm going backwards.
>> steve

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