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

O. Hartmann ohartman at
Tue Mar 18 17:33:19 UTC 2014

On Tue, 18 Mar 2014 18:13:20 +0100
"Timur I. Bakeyev" <timur at> wrote:

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

Checked - and it contains the propper path.

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

It doesn't start on reboot, it starts on manauel issuing the command "service samba

> 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/*


> say?
> 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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