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Old 10-16-2008, 03:31 PM   #1
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Question Samba "system-config-samba" not displaying users in Gnome GUI - CentOS 5.0


Hi all,

I can't figure this out but I am going to assume its a bad update... Installing default CentOS 5.0 with Samba works as you would expect it. I use both the GUI and command line... IF you use the GUI to configure your samba user with default CentOS install it actually displays the user properly. However once I do an update going through the GUI no longer displays the samba users.

Has anyone heard of this? Any help would be appreciated!

Thank you,
 
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I assume you are browsing to this computer from another one. Check the /etc/samba/smb.conf file and see if there is a [Homes] section. If there is a [Profile] section, you can reach your home directory via the Profile service. Your own home directory is substituted.
If you look in /usr/share/doc/samba-<version>/ there should setups for sample services. One should have a [Homes] service. It simply uses a variable that expands to the home directory. The profile service use a variable that expands your own user home directory.
 
Old 10-20-2008, 01:04 PM   #3
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Sorry, I don't mean the actual share....

If you log into the Linux OS, my case CentOS 5.0 and go to Service >> Samba >> Settings >> Users.... this is where I am having the problem. I try to add the user but once added the user doesn't actually display in the list however if I check the samba user file I see the user has been created.
 
Old 01-04-2009, 02:09 PM   #4
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Hi,

I'm having the same problem. Bizarrely it's working fine on one machine but not on my newly installed one. I've checked the yum versions of samba and system-config-samba and both are up to data and the same on both machines.

The samba version I'm running is 3.0.28-1.el5_2.1 and system-config-samba is 1.2.39-1.el5.

I've found that using the GUI add user does actually work, it just doesn't show up in the GUI list of users, so you can't attach them to shares etc.

I'm about to give up and just hand edit the smb.conf file I think.

K.
 
Old 01-07-2009, 12:31 PM   #5
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that is my exact problem, i can add users via the GUI but it doesn't actually show that i have successfully added the user... yet if i check the smbusers file it shows that i have successfully created them... i have resorted back to the command line but sometimes the GUI is just plain handy and it would be nice if it could be fixed or if someone can tell me/us a way of fixing it.

thanks,
 
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Solution

I found a solution for this issue.

I removed system-config-samba.
After this I took system-config-samba-1.2.58-1.fc8.src.rpm from a Fedora 8 repo.
Then I built an RPM package from it and it works flawlessly.
 
Old 03-01-2009, 11:59 AM   #7
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So it sounds like the CentOS package might have a bug... I will look into this. It has been a long time since I used the GUI as I have been working from the command line/terminal instead.
 
  


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