[Samba] Provisioning fails - Codebase question

michael at chameleonoriginals.com michael at chameleonoriginals.com
Thu Feb 13 02:46:04 UTC 2020

I had already found your work.  I abandoned your code, since the 
approach I tried within the last couple of weeks or so failed, since it 
(or my earlier work) didn't support arm64 architecture.  I'm hoping I 
just stepped away prematurely.  I have just gone from never building 
from source before to having made 40-plus attempts just within the last 
month, so have learned a lot since I first tried your code.

Cross your fingers.  I'll give this a shot.  Your email takes steps 
towards answering questions I anticipated asking once I get Samba to 

If this does work, I'll need to "steal" some of your approach, since it 
breaks one of my core rules for the script I'm building.  I am making 
every effort to ask all questions within the first few minutes, and then 
let the user walk away until it has reached 100%.  I will gladly give 
you lots of credit in my repo's readme and the script itself!

Especially since you include one-of-many choices, you may want to take a 
look at whiptail.  I know it's installed by default on raspbian and 
Ubuntu (as well as many other distros).  It offers radio lists, 
checklists, yes/no among other options in terminal sessions.  You can 
take a look at my repos at https://github.com/ChameleonGeek/ (especially 
ebin-dc/kernel.sh).  I use whiptail extensively for user selection and 
inputs.  It prevents user typos and makes your scripts look more 
professional :)

I hear you work with the RasPi.  So do I.  You might like the 
EspressoBin.  The support sucks, but the hardware is sweet.  It yawns 
where the RasPi sweats, and is still less than $100 US including SD 
card.  My project is an attempt to help work around some of the shoddy 
support.  It won't do some of the things the Pi does, but does some of 
the things the Pi can't.  It blows the Pi out of the water for anything 
that requires high network <-> drive performance.

On 2020-02-12 08:05, L.P.H. van Belle via samba wrote:
> #waving hi..
> What i suggest to try, add the source line in apt also.
Not quite sure what you mean by this...Add additional sources to 
> Now, what might be a bit tricky.  The samba depends, IF you need to 
> rebuild it.
> And i suggest try first if it runs.
> Yes, even if you run ubuntu..  And if it runs, then start rebuilding.
> Now, i just added this to my repo,
> https://raw.githubusercontent.com/thctlo/samba4/master/get-samba-sources.sh
> The content explains enough, short version.
> Pull the sources and add them in the order of building.
> And show the minimal samba requirement to build it with OS supplied 
> packages.
> or mine, even if you remove mine this still works.
> If you just :
> cd 01-talloc
> apt-get build-dep talloc
> apt-get source talloc -b
> It already rebuilds.
> Repeat for the others..
> And, for every *.deb you builded, add these to a folder and create a 
> local repo
> Include this and repaet it every step.
> Thats.. About this.
> mkdir $HOME/local-repo
> cp *.deb $HOME/local-repo/
> cd $HOME/local-repo/
> apt-ftparchive packages ./ > Packages
> echo "deb [trusted=yes] file://$HOME/local-repo/ ./" >
> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/local.list
> apt-get update
> Next.
> Good luck..
> Greetz,
> Louis

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