[Samba] setproctitle Errors

Rowland penny rpenny at samba.org
Fri Dec 4 18:59:36 UTC 2015

On 04/12/15 17:38, Rob Mason wrote:
> 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-piddir=/var/run/samba
> --with-pammodulesdir=/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/security
> --libdir=/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu
> --with-modulesdir=/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/samba --datadir=/usr/share
> --with-lockdir=/var/run/samba --with-statedir=/var/lib/samba
> --with-cachedir=/var/cache/samba
> Thanks

Don't worry, it is just a common warning message that just never seems 
to get fixed. The only affect it will have is the space it takes up in 
your logfiles.


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