Can't start samba due to system error

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Brief description of the problem

unable to create samba shares due to error saying ‘Failed to start samba due to a system error’

Detailed step by step instructions to reproduce the problem

just tried to enable samba share from dashboard!

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Error Traceback provided on the Web-UI

Traceback (most recent call last): File "/opt/rockstor/src/rockstor/smart_manager/views/", line 114, in post systemctl('smb', command) File "/opt/rockstor/src/rockstor/system/", line 64, in systemctl return run_command([SYSTEMCTL_BIN, switch, service_name]) File "/opt/rockstor/src/rockstor/system/", line 115, in run_command raise CommandException(cmd, out, err, rc) CommandException: Error running a command. cmd = /usr/bin/systemctl start smb. rc = 1. stdout = ['']. stderr = ['Job for smb.service failed because a fatal signal was delivered to the control process. See "systemctl status smb.service" and "journalctl -xe" for details.', '']

Fixed it now - reinstalling libwbclient & a load of dependencies with it has solved my issue.


@fudge Thanks for the update and glad you got it sorted.

We have seen this before on the forum and in most cases I think it’s down to a failed or partial update. Our CentOS based installer is now super old and so has a very long way to updated post install. And I believe somewhere along the way a fragility crept in with some samba stuff that means it sometimes fails.

We are however on the verge of releasing a new installer (beta trials currently) so keep an eye on the forum for news of this. It’s part of our ‘Built on openSUSE’ re-launch. Or if you are curios you can make your own via the instructions in this new repo:

And the result will have all pending updates pre-applied which is nice. Plus there’s the option to customise it for your purpose of course. Which is in line with our open source & DIY nature.