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Fix for samba required in Easy 4.2.2

June 29, 2022 — BarryK

Ooooh, I am kicking myself...

Easy from 4.1 does not have the 'samba' package builtin, you have to install it via the package manager. But, do that, and it is broken. Alfons got it working, by modifying /etc/samba/smb.conf. But, that shouldn't be required...

Easy 4.2.2 has an entry for samba in file /usr/local/petget/, line 230:

 samba-*) #20220628 easy dunfell. 20220629
[ -f /etc/init.d/samba ] && rm -f /etc/init.d/samba #we already have rc.samba
cp -a -f /mnt/.easy_ro/easy_sfs/etc/samba/* /etc/samba/
chmod 755 /etc/init.d/rc.samba

That code applies fixes to the installed samba package, however the case-statement was just "samba", whereas it should have been "samba-*". You need to edit the file and insert that text shown in red.

Do that, then install the samba package, and all should be OK. This is the correct /etc/samba/smb.conf:

workgroup = WORKGROUP
server string = Puppy Samba Server
security = user
map to guest = Bad Password
printing = cups
printcap name = cups
load printers = yes
pid directory = /var/run

path = /files
writable = yes

comment = All Printers
path = /var/spool/samba
browseable = no
guest ok = yes
writable = no
printable = yes'

Well, I think you should be good-to-go with samba.   

Tags: easy