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Old 01-19-2014, 06:33 AM   #1
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"smbclient :- command not found ?"

Hello y'all. Would like to know why anytime i try to make use of my
"smbclient command" i get a bash: command not found" on my Enterprise Linux Server release 5.3 beta (Tikanga)
, and the same command
"smbclient" runs perfectly on my "Oracle Linux server release 5.6"
without any prior configuration.

Also when i try to find the
"smb service or smbd daemon"
, i cant seem to find them anywhere.

Would appreciate a quick help and reason why the command seems to fail.

best regards
Old 01-19-2014, 09:34 AM   #2
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What exactly are you typing on your terminal: "smbclient" or "smbclient command"? When you say "Enterprise Linux Server" do you mean RHEL?
Old 01-19-2014, 03:07 PM   #3
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If you're typing "smbclient" and getting back a "command not found" error, it likely means that the Samba package is not installed.

BTW, RHEL 5.3 is woefully out of date. The latest release of the RHEL 5 series is 5.10 IIRC. You probably should seriously look at updating to take advantages of numerous bug and security fixes.
Old 01-21-2014, 12:12 PM   #4
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Hello y'all. been able to run the
", command now after installing it on my system.A big thanks to btmiller, and jdkaye its a RHLS.

i love this forum, honestly, my fountain of knowledge on Linux has grown tremendouslY thanks to everyone!



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