Samba issues

Jeremy Utley jeremy at
Tue Dec 14 21:56:41 PST 2004

Randy McMurchy wrote:

> Hi all,
> Since version 3.0.6 of Samba (currently at 3.0.9), the libsmbclient
> library has been moved from /usr/lib to /usr/lib/samba if the default
> parameters are given to configure. Some packages have not caught up
> to this yet. kdebase is one of them.
> I can think of 3 workarounds, and I'd like to get input from y'all
> as to which is best.
> 1. Pass --with-extra-libs=/usr/lib/samba to configure. This works
> but the LDFLAGS for everything will include -L/usr/lib/samba.
> 2. Patch configure and kioslave/smb/ (and whatever else
> directory Makefiles might need libsmbclient). This would work and
> I can't really think of any downside.
> 3. Move the libsmbclient library to /usr/lib and symlink back to
> /usr/lib/samba. This would work, but I'm not a big fan of this hack.
> Your input is appreciated. TIA.
If other applications need libsmbclient, then it's really not FHS-proper 
for it to be in a subdir of /lib anyway - hence why we move and symlink 
the libmysqlclient and mozilla nss/nspr libs in current BLFS instructions.

3 is the PROPER fix IMHO.


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