Problem with "samba-tool"

Carmel NY carmel_ny at
Thu Sep 12 11:41:14 UTC 2019

On Thu, 12 Sep 2019 08:45:32 +1000, MJ stated:
>On 11/09/2019 10:19 pm, Andrea Venturoli wrote:
>> On 2019-09-11 13:17, Carmel NY wrote:  
>>> FreeBSD 12.0-RELEASE-p10
>>> samba version 4.8.12
>>> When attempting to use the 'samba-tool', I always receive this error
>>> message:
>>> samba-tool
>>> Traceback (most recent call last):
>>>    File "/usr/local/bin/samba-tool", line 33, in <module>
>>>      from samba.netcmd.main import cmd_sambatool
>>>    File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/samba/",
>>> line 28, in <module> import ldb
>>> ImportError: /usr/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/
>>> Undefined symbol "ldb_handler_copy"
>>> It doesn't make any difference what command options I use. Before I
>>> ask on a dedicated 'samba support forum', I thought I would first
>>> try and see if this was a localized FreeBSD problem.
>> You are in good company.
>> See:
>LOL dependency hell. Free software is great but when you pull in so
>many libraries to build it, stuff like this does happen.

I don't remember seeing any notice that 'samba-tool' was not functional
in the port description or any notice in the UPDATING file. If there
was, and I missed it, then I do apologize. That brings me to my next
point, why wasn't such a notice given? I see that I am not the only
person to have wasted time on this.

The hard work that port maintainer's do for FreeBSD is certainly
appreciated. However, they also have an obligation to at least give
their product a "test drive" first before releasing it, and noting any
know problems.

According to the samba site: Tuesday, September 17 2019 - Planned
release date for Samba 4.11.0. Hopefully, this can be modified to work
with FreeBSD in its entirety.


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