[Samba] Spotlight configuration trouble

Perttu Aaltonen perttu.aaltonen at mac.com
Fri Oct 2 16:02:36 UTC 2020

Hi Louis,

I used your excellent packages but also tried building from source. I’m trying to get Tracker working. Elasticsearch was simpler to get going but it doesn’t really suite the use case due to limitations in fscrawler.

I actually created the mdssvc user but also tried directly under root once the dedicated user didn’t work. The problem might be somewhere in D-Bus configuration but I haven’t been able to find it yet.


> On 2 Oct 2020, at 16.39, L.P.H. van Belle via samba <samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:
> Hai, 
> Selfcompiles samba? 
> And which one did you use? 
> https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Spotlight_with_Elasticsearch_Backend <https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Spotlight_with_Elasticsearch_Backend> 
> Or
> https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Spotlight_with_Gnome_Tracker_Backend <https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Spotlight_with_Gnome_Tracker_Backend>  
> I think you missed : 
> https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Spotlight_with_Gnome_Tracker_Backend#Create_a_user_under_which_Tracker_will_run <https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Spotlight_with_Gnome_Tracker_Backend#Create_a_user_under_which_Tracker_will_run> 
> Greetz, 
> Louis

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