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Offline remus

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Trouble adding user with gadmin-samba
« on: October 29, 2012, 07:11:45 PM »
Hi all,

Am trying to get a gui working with SAMBA to make it easier for non tech people to manager their own users and shares.

Am trying gadmin-samba tinycore extension at the moment, and hit a obstacle when i tried to add a user, after filling in the user's details, and clicking apply, there is no response.

I've run
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less /etc/passwd to double check if the details were added, but nothing was added.

Any suggestions or comments are welcome.
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Re: Trouble adding user with gadmin-samba
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2012, 07:33:08 PM »
Hi remus
I think you need to be root (or sudo) to add a user. Did you try running gadmin-samba as root?

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Re: Trouble adding user with gadmin-samba
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2012, 11:21:11 PM »
Thanks Rich,

That did the trick, I guess I just assumed the gui would take care of that.

When creating a group, i got an error about command groupadd not working.

So I install shadowutils.tcz and solve that particular problem.

Still can't get samba working with the smbclient test command. I'll post some error messages tomorrow. Am out of time at the moment.
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Re: Trouble adding user with gadmin-samba
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2012, 06:37:34 AM »
Hi remus
There is also an  addgroup  command included in Tinycore.

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Re: Trouble adding user with gadmin-samba
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2012, 05:47:19 PM »
Sorry for not being clear Rich,

Error was created by the gadmin-samba gui, trying to create the group for me.

I am using a stock 4.6.2 with gadmin-samba extension installed.

I remembered getting this problem in the past when learning how to setup samba with the command line, following official samba howto's that use the groupadd command, I was pointed at the shadowutils extension.
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