[Bug 268] New: smbd/nmbd won't start

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Fri Dec 27 05:22:21 PST 2002


           Summary: smbd/nmbd won't start
           Product: Beyond LinuxFromScratch
           Version: CVS
          Platform: PC
               URL: http://beyond.linuxfromscratch.org/view/cvs/server/samba
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: BOOK
        AssignedTo: blfs-book at linuxfromscratch.org
        ReportedBy: mastabrain at genion.de
         QAContact: blfs-book at linuxfromscratch.org

when I installed samba on my lfs 4 (samba 2.2.7, just like it was told in blfs),
both smbd and nmbd showed "OK" during startup, but neither the processes
appeared nor the ports in netstat.

smbd and nmbd won't start if /var/run/samba and /var/log/samba don't exist. it
worked by creating them (please add this to the installation instructions)

as lfs4 deletes everything in /var/run during startup, you also have to add a
"mkdir /var/run/samba" to the samba boot script.

after having done this, samba works fine for me (only tested with 2.2.7, don't
know if this still happens with 2.2.7a)

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