[Samba] Fwd: Having problem with RID backend - must be missing something

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Sat Sep 15 18:00:10 UTC 2018

On Sat, 15 Sep 2018 13:08:20 -0400 (EDT)
Rich Webb via samba <samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:

> ----- On Sep 15, 2018, at 4:32 AM, Rowland Penny via samba
> samba at lists.samba.org wrote:
> > 
> > Including modifying /etc/nsswitch.conf ?
> > 
> Yep.
> >> 
> >> Yes, that is how I did it - I compiled from source.
> > 
> > Exactly as per the Samba wiki using Heimdal instead of MIT ?
> > 
> Yes - I followed this article:
> https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Build_Samba_from_Source

Okay, I was checking if you are using MIT, you aren't, good.
> I really would prefer to use an RPM build but there doesn't seem to
> be any well maintained ones other than SerNet which has decided to
> charge for their RPMs now.  I had thought about seeing if someone
> wanted to help create an RPM build for CentOS 7 so it would eliminate
> the need to compile from source to get an AD DC.  I have never taken
> on such an endeavor but the experience would probably be well
> worthwhile and final product rewarding :)

This would indeed be a good idea, even if red-hat get their act
together, mainly because it seems that no distro can keep up with
Samba ;-)

> If you're wondering why I don't use a Debian based build such as
> Ubuntu the reason is that I have been burned by their update system
> too many times.  Yum (on CentOS) just always works no matter how old
> your server gets.  It seems like whenever I used Ubuntu if it got
> sufficiently out of date apt failed to bring it up to date listing
> all kinds of dependency problems - yeah yeah I know keep your system
> up to date but sometimes things fall behind.  A package manager
> should always be able to update without issue to whatever is current
> no matter how old the system.  I have just had much better luck with
> CentOS in that regard.

What distro you choose is up you and you alone. I personally use
Devuan because I find it easy to maintain, but mainly because it
doesn't use systemd. I wouldn't force my distro choice on anybody,
advise its use, yes, force, no.

OK, I will set up latest Centos in a VM and compile & configure
Samba and lets see if I can make it work ;-)


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