[Samba] setproctitle Errors

Rob Mason rob.mason at acasta.co.uk
Fri Dec 4 17:38:53 UTC 2015

Hi List

I've spun up a fresh Debian 8 VM to test out the upgrade steps for a Debian
samba 4.1.17 package deployment to a compiled samba 4.2.5. All seem s to
work fine (apt-get remove samba first, followed by configure/make/install),
but I get the following errors in my samba.log:

samba: setproctitle not initialized, please either call setproctitle_init()
or link against libbsd-ctor

Is this error serious? Do I need to worry? I've filtered through similar
posts, but a solution wasn't forthcoming.

My ./configure line is as follows (mainly to modify installation locations):

./configure --enable-fhs --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc
--localstatedir=/var --with-privatedir=/var/lib/samba/private
--with-modulesdir=/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/samba --datadir=/usr/share
--with-lockdir=/var/run/samba --with-statedir=/var/lib/samba


Rob Mason 

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