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SWAT2 is a Python frontend to Samba 4, originally written by Ricardo Velhote.



  • Samba4 (in particular, the Samba 4 Python bindings)
  • pylons


There are three ways in which you can run SWAT. Pick one:


Use paster: $ paster serve development.ini

From Samba

From Apache

SWAT2 on Debian Squeeze AMD64 using a Samba4 install from GIT

Here are the steps I went through on a Debian Squeeze AMD64 machine to achieve a workable setup....

 $ wget http://cloud.github.com/downloads/rvelhote/GSoC-SWAT/swat-git-scripts.tar.gz
 $ gunzip swat-git-scripts.tar.gz
 $ tar -xvf swat-git-scripts.tar
 $ cd ./fromgit
 $ ./install
 $ source swatdevenv/bin/activate
 $ easy_install pip
 $ pip install WebOb==
 $ pip install authkit

Make sure Samba4 is cloned from the GIT repo, tested with quicktest, configured, made, installed, and properly configured as according to the Samba4/HOWTO. Note: Your path for the python packages may differ according to how you installed Samba4 and what version of Python you have.

 $ cd ./swatdevenv/lib/python2.6/site-packages/
 $ for i in /usr/local/samba/lib/python2.6/site-packages/*; do ln -s $i; done
 $ cd ../../../..

Make sure Samba4 is provisioned and running as according to the Samba4/HOWTO.

 $ ./run

Now you can go to to access SWAT2.