[Samba] Samba first time run

Lm Loge lmloge at orange.fr
Tue Mar 28 09:58:33 UTC 2023


Thank you for your answer.

Like I just wrote, in my answer to Rowland Penny:
"What type of installation I am doing, should be doing or not, was not 
part of my original question."

I now have the answer to my original "basic" question.

Best regards,

On 27/03/2023 20:37, William Edwards wrote:
> Hi Léa,
> Lm Loge via samba schreef op 2023-03-27 18:26:
>> @RowlandPenny
>> And why not may I ask you?
>> All I'm doing is in the "wiki.samba.org" website pages (see link 
>> below for example), can't it be trusted?
>> (If not, is there a reliable manual for Samba installation, 
>> administration and use?)
>> I thought the "make install" command, installed something, as its 
>> name indicates...
>> It's written in the wiki:
>> "To install Samba, run:
>> $ sudo make install"
>> (Source: https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Build_Samba_from_Source)
> You have chosen to install Samba from source. The very first article 
> linked to on the wiki main page, "Setting up Samba as an Active 
> Directory Domain Controller", informs the reader of available 
> installation methods, of which installing from source is only one. 
> Choosing this method is up to the user, not dictated by the wiki.
> Ask yourself this: do I have any reason to install from source? If the 
> answer is 'no' or 'I don't know', install a package. You will find the 
> link to the instruction in the aforementioned article.
> Hope that helps.
>> And, at the very end of the webpage just mentioned, you have the line:
>> "To manually start the Samba Active Directory (AD) domain controller 
>> (DC) service, enter:
>> # systemctl start samba-ad-dc"
>> Which I did and which resulted in a failure (status=1/FAILURE).
>> (Of course, I created the systemd unit file beforehand.)
>> In this webpage, there is no such instruction as to provision the DC 
>> before starting the Samba service.
>> So, I followed VERY CAREFULLY the instructions in this webpage and it 
>> ended up with a failure.
>> (And, by the way, I also made a whole "tour" of the wiki which took 
>> me quite some time.)
>> That's why I ended up trying to simply run 
>> "/usr/local/samba/sbin/samba",
>> just in case I would have done something wrong when creating the 
>> systemd unit file (and with systemctl) as I'm not familiar with it.
>> I am just trying to understand the "Samba system", as well as I can 
>> and at my level, because you know, every time I have to deal with 
>> Samba, like every two or three years, it's a mess, a nightmare.
>> In 2018, we worked for nearly a whole month together to fix my setup, 
>> if you remember.
>> But, no, you don't remember obviously, there are too many people you 
>> are answering to here.
>> I know Samba is a free product but I really have tons of other things 
>> to do for my work and I am not specialized in Samba, or AD.
>> In 2020, Van Belle, helped me, it took a lot less time, a couple of 
>> days.
>> But this year, I asked him for help directly and he didn't answer me 
>> (which I understand by the way).
>> The way you are putting things is somehow unpleasant.
>> You shouldn't take advantage of the fact you are among the people who 
>> "know" things.
>> -- 
>> Léa
> -- 
> With kind regards,
> William Edwards

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