Can't find or run smbclient on my system

Gabriel Menini amahoro at
Wed Mar 4 17:26:31 GMT 2009

On Wednesday 04 March 2009 01:20:52 David Ward wrote:
> I'm trying to get Samba working following the Samba Checklist.  It directs
> me to run smbclient -L but when I do (from root) i'm informed that
> smbclient doesn't exist.  When I search my files I find the HTML doc about
> use of smbclient but no smbclient.  Can I get this somewhere?  What else
> can I do?  Thanks, Dave.

Hi, Dave.

Try issuing:

$ whereis smbclient

If nothing is listed, please report which system are you using (i.e.: 
GNU/Linux, *BSD, ...)

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