smbclient from net/smbclient generates smbclient.gmon files

barbara barbara.xxx1975 at
Sun Feb 14 11:54:08 UTC 2010

> On Sun, Feb 14, 2010 at 1:27 AM, barbara <barbara.xxx1975 at> wrote:
> > During the recent massive port upgrades, I decided to uninstall net/samba3 and install net/smb-smbclient as I need just the client component.
> > Now I've noticed that, every times I start smbclient, a file named "smbclient.gmon" (about 2 mb), reported as "data" by file(1), is generated in the CWD.
> > I've no idea about what is that file and a search on google reported 0 results.
> > This is pretty annoying because I'll get a copy of this file in every directory where I start smbclient.
> > This wasn't happening with smbclient built from net/samba3 and just before the upgrade smb-smbclient has been updated from 3.0 to 3.4, so I'm wondering if this behavior depends on the version or on the port (samba3* vs samba-smbclient).
> > But what really matters is how can it stop it creating this file?
> There's a PR related to this (ports/143924) - it is a problem with the
> port and hopefully will be fixed soon.
> -- 
> Rob Farmer

Ok, thanks to both of you for the information!

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