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Re: [SLE] samba problem
  • From: Ken Schneider <suse-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 02 Mar 2005 15:52:44 -0500
  • Message-id: <1109796764.2149.6.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Wed, 2005-03-02 at 15:26, Jack Malone wrote:
> I have tried to add samba users with both webmin an smbpasswd command an
> get erors . using smbpasswd i get the following
> horizon:~ # smbpasswd -a jack
> ERROR: empty passdb backend list!
> New SMB password:
> Retype new SMB password:
> invalid pdb_context specified!
> Failed to add entry for user jack.
> Failed to modify password entry for user jack
> I have just installed suse 9.2 from scratch on this machine again after
> adding new raid card an hd's.
> I have never seen this before.
> thanks for any help.
> jack

If the /etc/samba/smbpasswd file does not exist then:

smbpasswd -a jack /etc/samba/smbpasswd

should create the file for you and get rid of the error.

Ken Schneider
UNIX since 1989, linux since 1994, SuSE since 1998

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