Operating System Requirements

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Development libraries

Required :

These packages are required for a successful build of samba 4

  • Python -- A good portion of Samba is written using python, including the build system itself (waf).

Recommended optional development libraries:

In most distributions these libraries will be labeled with a lib*-dev or lib*-devel, for example for the Debian or Ubuntu acl would be libacl1-dev, but in Fedora, RHEL, CentOS, and openSUSE its named libacl-devel.

  • acl -- Required for a successful AD DC deployment. If this library is not included, samba will build successfully, however you will not be able to change ACL's from the windows frontend. You will receive and error when you provision and if you manually create the smb.conf with +s3fs, you will get Access is denied. from windows on any attempt to change ACL's.
  • xattr
  • blkid
  • gnutls
  • readline
  • openldap -- Required to build the Samba3 components with LDAP support. Lacking this library the build will complete but attempts to provision (via upgrade) an Active Directory domain from an existing Samba3 LDAP backend will fail.

Distribution Setup

The examples following will cover all of these libraries. It will also cover bind and fs tools. If you plan to use the internal DNS server, you do not need bind however.

Debian or Ubuntu

# apt-get install build-essential libacl1-dev libattr1-dev \
   libblkid-dev libgnutls-dev libreadline-dev python-dev \
   python-dnspython gdb pkg-config libpopt-dev libldap2-dev \
   bind9utils dnsutils


# yum install libacl-devel libblkid-devel gnutls-devel \
   readline-devel python-devel gdb pkgconfig

Red Hat Enterprise Linux or CentOS

# yum install libacl-devel libblkid-devel gnutls-devel \
   readline-devel python-devel gdb pkgconfig krb5-workstation \ 
   zlib-devel setroubleshoot-server \
   setroubleshoot-plugins policycoreutils-python \
   libsemanage-python setools-libs-python setools-libs \
   popt-devel libpcap-devel sqlite-devel libidn-devel \
   libxml2-devel libacl-devel libsepol-devel libattr-devel \
   keyutils-libs-devel cyrus-sasl-devel


# zypper install libacl-devel python-selinux autoconf make \
    python-devel gdb sqlite3-devel libgnutls-devel binutils \
    policycoreutils-python setools-libs selinux-policy \
    setools-libs popt-devel libpcap-devel keyutils-devel \
    libidn-devel libxml2-devel libacl-devel libsepol-devel \
    libattr-devel zlib-devel cyrus-sasl-devel gcc \
    krb5-client openldap2-devel libopenssl-devel\
    bind-utils bind-lib


# USE="dlz python gssapi" emerge cyrus-sasl heimdal bind bind-tools gnutls dnspython gdb libidn subunit
# ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="~amd64" USE="python" emerge =sys-libs/tdb-1.2.10 =sys-libs/tevent-0.9.15 =sys-libs/ldb-1.1.6

Obviously that would be ~x86 instead of ~amd64 on a x86 arch, also don't forget to

# eselect python set 1

where 1 is python 2.X (3.X is not yet supported) if you don't know which version you are using, eselect python list will give you a list of available ones.