net/samba36: ERROR: lock directory /var/run/samba/ does not exist

Timur I. Bakeyev timur at
Tue Mar 18 17:21:05 UTC 2014

Hi, Oliver!

Please check in the rc.d/samba function samba_start_precmd(). It should
contain valid /var/run/samba path.

Is this problem occurs  only on restart(reboot) of the server? If you start
samba manually after the boot - does it run?

It could be, that in FreeBSD 11 rc order has changed somehow and samba
starts before /var/run is mounted. What does:

# rcorder /etc/rc.d/* /usr/local/etc.rc.d/*


With regards,
Timur Bakeyev.

On Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 3:11 PM, O. Hartmann <ohartman at>wrote:

> On CURRENT, I receive this error message when trying to start net/samba36:
> ERROR: lock directory /var/run/samba/ does not exist
> System: FreeBSD 11.0-CURRENT #1 r263252: Sun Mar 16 22:27:29 CET 2014 amd64
> Filesystem /var/run is tmpfs and resides on a SSD!
> I'm confused. Years ago, I had a similar problem with samba3[46] when I
> intriduced myself
> to tmpfs-backed /var/run. The start-script of sambe residing in
> /usr/local/etc/rc.d/samba
> wasn't capable of checking the existence of /var/run/samba so startup
> failed. in the
> meanwhile, I thought this was fixed - the problem I report in is present
> somehow since
> January, but I can not be more specific.
> I deleted /usr/local/etc/rc.d/samba and reinstalled net/samba36. After
> reinstallation,
> samba can be started on a regular basis. But after a reboot, it couldn't.
> I have no clue what is happening here. Any suggestions?
> Oliver

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