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Thanks for your advice. However, reinstalling Samba with pacman leads to the same error. I am starting to despair. Everybody says that Linux is so much more reliable than Windows, but I never had an issue like this with a Windows computer...
Sorry for my glib remark, and thanks for your continued help which is appreciated. After the install, systemctl status shows that the service did not start because the library mentioned above cannot be read.
I have checked my copy and the required library comes from the package libwbclient, so after above and fresh install, make sure this was also installed
Do not perform a `pacman -Syy` without updating the system.
From the ArchWiki:
Arch Linux is a rolling release, and new library versions will be pushed to the repositories. The developers and Trusted Users will rebuild all the packages in the repositories that need to be rebuilt against the libraries. If the system has locally installed packages (such as AUR packages), users will need to rebuild them when their dependencies receive a soname bump.
This means that partial upgrades are not supported. Do not use pacman -Sy package or any equivalent such as pacman -Sy and then pacman -S package.