[SOLVED] SWAT not talking to SMB anymore in ubuntu 12.04
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I have ubuntu 12.04 on a few systems and I like to use SWAT to manage my SAMBA. However, since upgrading one machine to ubuntu 12.04 and recently on another machine with a fresh install of 12.04 SWAT doesnt work anymore. Specifically, SWAT is running and accessible but when I try to create a share I get a blank screen with nothing but SAMBA and a bar? I cannot view existing shares or globals either.
Its not the "root login" issue newbies often get. I can see all the options along the top after login.
Its not SAMBA because I can manually change my SMB.conf file and create new shares which are available and working.
Its not permissions on my smb.conf file because I tried setting that to 777.
Has anyone else lost functionality of swat like I have? (twice now on seperate machines) Anyone know what might have caused it and how to fix?
I'll try and attach a pic of the non-functional page (It appears after I select the basic or advanced button in "shares".
Given that the standard install methods posted (almost) everywhere for installing swat produce this "broken" form, I was truely surprised no one else had come across it. Then I found this bug report on the SAMBA site: https://bugzilla.samba.org/show_bug.cgi?id=8999
The upshot of which is that there is a bug in one of the SWAT dependancies but you can work around the bug with
sudo apt-get remove libpam-smbpass
NB: Your samba passwords will no longer be synced with your login passwords.
Last edited by mrpurple; 12-09-2012 at 06:22 PM.
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