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A brief howto on installing Samba 4 alpha18 on OS X Lion (non-server). **Incomplete**


Install MacPorts using the instructions on Once your MacPorts system is set up how you like it, type in the following command to install the dependencies.

Bind 9 with Dynamic Updates

Edit the Portfile in MacPorts to build Bind 9.9.0 for Samba 4 dynamic updates. The file is located at /opt/local/var/macports/sources/

configure.args          --mandir=${prefix}/share/man \
                                --with-openssl=${prefix} \
                                --with-libxml2=${prefix} \
                                --enable-threads \
                                --enable-ipv6 \

Then install bind9 and other dependencies

# port install bind9 gnutls readline talloc

Compiling, Installing and Provisioning

You can use Git as in general guide, or you may prefer to use releases:

$ curl -o samba-4.0.0alpha18.tar.gz
$ tar -xvjf samba-4.0.0alpha18.tar.gz && cd samba-4.0.0alpha18
$ ./configure.developer 
$ make
# make install
# ./setup/provision --domain=SAMDOM --adminpass=SOMEPASSWORD --server-role='domain controller'

Management with Launchd

First, we need to disable the built-in Samba 3 services using LaunchCtl. You might want to disable Kerberos.

# launchctl
launchd% unload -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/smbd.plist 
launchd% unload -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/nmbd.plist
launchd% unload -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/ 
launchd% quit

Configuration with Server Admin

Building a PortFile