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Re: [opensuse] nmbd does not start at boot in openSUSE 12.2-SOLVED
2013. szeptember 1. 8:01 napon Andrey Borzenkov <arvidjaar@xxxxxxxxx> írta:

I looked at the service files and they have [Install] section.
I applied systemctl enable:

# systemctl enable nmb.service
ln -s '/etc/systemd/system/nmb.service'

# systemctl enable smb.service
ln -s '/etc/systemd/system/smb.service'

# systemctl enable winbind.service
ln -s '/etc/systemd/system/winbind.service'

But the service are still not started.

# systemctl status nmb.service
nmb.service - Samba NMB Daemon
Loaded: loaded (/etc/systemd/system/nmb.service; enabled)
Active: failed (Result: resources) since Fri, 30 Aug 2013
13:46:41 +0200; 13min ago
CGroup: name=systemd:/system/nmb.service

# systemctl status smb.service
smb.service - Samba SMB Daemon
Loaded: loaded (/etc/systemd/system/smb.service; enabled)
Active: failed (Result: resources) since Fri, 30 Aug 2013
13:43:19 +0200; 18min ago
CGroup: name=systemd:/system/smb.service

That's pretty weird. Result: resources usually mean some low level
operation (like memory allocation or process creation) failed.

Aug 30 13:43:18 linux smbd[3765]: [2013/08/30 13:43:18.971776, 0]

I can't start them manually either:

# systemctl start nmb.service
Job failed. See system journal and 'systemctl status' for details.
# systemctl start smb.service
Job failed. See system journal and 'systemctl status' for details

Here are the contents of service files:

Where have you got them from? I just installed samba on 12.3 and it
does not ship with any unit definition. It is using /etc/init.d scripts
and is started normally, both nmbd and smbd. I doubt very much 12.2
did anything different.

Andrey, thanks again.

Let me summarize why I tried to apply these service files.
As you write above, samba uses /etc/init.d scripts. The expected
behavior is to start both nmb and smb services.

Unfortunately the setup/package in openSUSE 12.1 and 12.2
is buggy and nmb does not start if the network setup is not fast
enough. That occurs in my case. nmb start does not wait for
the network to be set up, but without running network nmb dies.
(I would not be surprised if this occurred in 12.3 too.)

I could solve the issue by adding nmb to /etc/boot.local as lynn suggested.

But you explained nicely how the service files work, and I thought I
gave a try. I obtained the service files from the source samba tar.gz
file embedded in openSUSE samba src.rpm. As these service files are
not made for openSUSE I am not surprised they are not working.

# cat /etc/systemd/system/nmb.service
Description=Samba NMB Daemon


How to you know this is the correct file? Default on
openSUSE is /var/run/samba if nothing is specified (which is the same
as /run/samba). This alone would prevent systemd from detecting service

Understood. I did not know if that file was the correct one. I just tested it
it seems it wasn't.


This file does not exist after clean installation of samba on 12.3

ExecStart=/usr/sbin/nmbd $NMBDOPTIONS


# cat /etc/systemd/system/smb.service
Description=Samba SMB Daemon nmb.service winbind.service

ExecStart=/usr/sbin/smbd $SMBDOPTIONS


Should I edit the service files?

Unless you are learning systemd, I'd say you should use package that
comes with your version of openSUSE and do not try to "fix" it.

Yes, I absolutely agree. I don't want to learn systemd at the moment.
I let my system go with /etc/boot.local change.

By the way I would be the happiest if I should not fix this package and if
it worked without any fix.



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