[Samba] Is the samba-dc package on Centos 7 gimped?

Martinx - ジェームズ thiagocmartinsc at gmail.com
Fri Oct 17 17:38:59 MDT 2014

I'm wondering here... Samba on CentOS doesn't have samba-tool, Samba on
Ubuntu (and on Debian too?) doesn't have CTDB...

So, which Samba package out there is the best one, ever?

I'm running Debian / Ubuntu at my company...



On 16 October 2014 05:26, Rowland Penny <rowlandpenny at googlemail.com> wrote:

> On 16/10/14 02:49, John Lewis wrote:
>> I got comfortable enough with Samba on my systems that I agreed to
>> provision Samba for my local Linux Users group. My server runs Debian 7
>> and theirs runs Centos 7.
>> I installed the samba-dc-4.1.1-37.el7_0.x86_64 package, ldb-tools.x86_64
>> 0:1.1.16-4.el7, and samba-client-4.1.1-37.el7_0.x86_64 packages on their
>> Centos 7. The problem is I can't find samba-tool anywhere so I can't
>> provision the domain controller for them tonight.
>> Threads like this one
>> http://community.spiceworks.com/topic/535153-centos-7-
>> samba-domain-controller
>> and this one
>> http://centos.1050465.n5.nabble.com/CentOS-SAMBA-as-AD-DC-td5729374.html
>> are giving me the sinking feeling that I will have to build the Samba
>> suite from source because Red Hat didn't want something easier to use
>> than slapd to compete with the authentication suite they are trying to
>> sell.
>> Can I get a confirmation that there is actually something wrong with the
>> samba-dc package? Is there some already built Samba4 package for Centos
>> 7 that has domain controller features?
> Hi, there is nothing wrong with the samba-dc-4.1.1-37.el7_0.x86_64
> package, how could there be, it only contains one file
> /usr/share/doc/samba-dc-4.1.1/README.dc
> Try reading it, this confirms what you fear, you cannot have a samba4 DC
> with the official samba packages, so you are going to have to compile it
> yourself, but this might be easier said than done due to the kerberos
> problem, might just be easier to install Debian on the server.
> Rowland
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