[Samba] samba430-jessie script question

Rowland Penny rowlandpenny241155 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 30 13:35:19 UTC 2015

On 30/11/15 12:54, Bob of Donelson Trophy wrote:
> All software development progresses so quickly that anyone's script may
> not be current. Even a script I may have written. And that is the
> overall challenge with scripts, in general. We users become dependent on
> scripts. And we users need the learn independence. I have been learning
> what scripts do and how scripts do what they do.
> I was wanting to install 4.3.1 on Debian8 and see if I encountered bug
> #11573. (Had a CentOS 7 VM that will not domain provision due to bug
> #11573.) This holiday experiment idea will now end.
> Waiting until after v4.3.2 is released. Patience is a good thing.
> Thanks for suggestions and help, both Louis and Rowland.

How about this:


## where to build samba.
# NOTE: Samba will be installed to /usr/local/
# if build dir given and exists, then it will
# used as build base, else /usr/src will be used
if [ -n $1 ] && [ -d $1 ]; then

# Packages required to build Samba4
apt-get install -y build-essential libacl1-dev libattr1-dev libblkid-dev 
libreadline-dev python-dev libpam0g-dev python-dnspython gdb pkg-config 
libpopt-dev libldap2-dev dnsutils libbsd-dev attr krb5-user docbook-xsl 
libcups2-dev acl libkrb5-dev libssl-dev xsltproc krb5-config libpam-krb5 

# NOTE: to build on wheezy, replace 'libgnutls28-dev' with 'libgnutls-dev'

echo "Compiling samba."
echo "Please wait, this could take some time."

# get latest samba tarball
# NOTE: it downloads the latest tarball!
wget -cq https://www.samba.org/samba/ftp/samba-latest.tar.gz
tar zxf samba-latest.tar.gz
cd samba*
./configure && make && make install
cd ${HERE}

# Set the path in /etc/profile.d/samba4.sh
PATHTEST=$(echo $PATH | grep [s]amba)
if [ -x "$PATHTEST" ]; then
     echo "PATH=/usr/local/samba/bin:/usr/local/samba/sbin:\$PATH" > 
     export PATH=/usr/local/samba/bin:/usr/local/samba/sbin:$PATH

echo "Samba compiled."

exit 0

This will install the packages required to build Samba on debian jessie, 
then download the latest Samba tarball, unpack it and then compile it.

It has been tested (on Devuan jessie), it provisions as a DC and joins 
as a DC.


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