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

Rowland Penny rowlandpenny at googlemail.com
Sat Oct 18 03:15:27 MDT 2014

On 18/10/14 00:38, Martinx - ジェームズ wrote:
> I'm wondering here... Samba on CentOS doesn't have samba-tool, Samba 
> on Ubuntu (and on Debian too?) doesn't have CTDB...

Debian 4.1.11 from backports seems to have CTDB:


HAVE_* Defines:

Build Options:
> So, which Samba package out there is the best one, ever?

Oh come on, this a bit like asking a sports fan which is the best team ;-)


> I'm running Debian / Ubuntu at my company...
> EnterpriseSamba?!
> Cheers!
> Thiago
> On 16 October 2014 05:26, Rowland Penny <rowlandpenny at googlemail.com 
> <mailto: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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