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The File, Print, and Authentication SMB/CIFS Server

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Developer: Samba Team
License: GPL
Web: samba.org

Samba is an Open Source/Free Software suite that has, since 1992, provided file, print, and authentication services to all manner of SMB/CIFS clients, including the numerous versions of Microsoft Windows operating systems. Samba is freely available under the GNU General Public License.

Samba RPM Packages for SUSE Linux Enterprise and openSUSE

Current release

RPM packages of the current Samba release for all SUSE Linux based products are provided with the help of the Open Build Service (OBS).

openSUSE Build Service (OBS)

The packages are available from the openSUSE Build Service at download.openSUSE.org.

The STABLE and TESTING projects provide packages for a huge set of Linux distributions (CentOS, Fedora, Mandriva, Redhat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), openSUSE, SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLE)).

In MAINTAINED packages for longer maintained products (SLE) are available.

Repository definitions

The locations

openSUSE 11.4 and later, Factory and SLE as of 11 (SPs included)

Repo file are available, ready to download or to directly use, named network_samba_STABLE or network_samba_TESTING from the particular BRANCH/<product-version>/noarch/ sub-directory at

Where you should substitute BRANCH with STABLE, TESTING, or MAINTAINED: (SLE), see above. Example: http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/network:/samba:/STABLE/openSUSE_11.4/network:samba:STABLE.repo

These files allow you to add the particular directory for your SUSE product as an installation source (repository aka repo) of YaST (and yum, or smart, as well).

NOTE: http://download.openSUSE.org/repositories/network:/samba:/misc currently hosts a repository which provides some useful tools for Samba.

How to use them

Starting with systemd

# systemctl start smb nmb

This starts the client and server commands. # systemctl start smbd nmbd will not be recognized.

To autoload Samba

# systemctl enable smb nmb
openSUSE 11.1 up to 11.3, Factory and SLE 9 up to 11 (w/o SPs) only

The location with the repository definitions provide a package which includes a ready to use repository definition (repo file). The repo file is pointing to one of the STABLE or TESTING repository as maintained with the Open Build Service.

Download and install (zypper in <filename>) one of these packages.

Next open YaST -> Software -> Online Update or call

# zypper -r network_samba_STABLE dup

on the command line. In the shown example only packages from the repo named network_samba_STABLE get installed.

openSUSE 11.4 and later, Factory and SLE as of 10 (11-SPs included)

The repo file is pointing to one of the STABLE or TESTING (and MAINTAINED: for SLE) repository as maintained with the Open Build Service. You can download the repo file and add it among your installation sources, or just add it (e. g. from command line, through zypper ar -f <http://path>/<filename>.repo, or zypper ar -f <filename>.repo for a local repofile). Example:

Next open YaST -> Software -> Online Update or call

# zypper -r network_samba_STABLE dup

on the command line. In the shown example only packages from the repo named network_samba_STABLE get installed.

Otherwise, you can even go to software.opensuse.org Samba page, select your (open)SUSE version (if present) among available products available (clic on "Show unstable packages" to see more packages, if needed) and follow the 1-Click Install link specific for STABLE or TESTING (and MAINTAINED: for SLE).

Supported products

Supported SUSE Linux based products are at the moment openSUSE 12.3, 13.1 and openSUSE:Factory, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLE) 11.

Pre or rc releases

Before a new stable version of Samba is released pre and release candidate (rc) snapshots of the sources are published. RPM packages of these are available from the TESTING repositories as stated above.

Samba bug reporting and advanced debugging information

If you encounter any problems with Samba in SUSE Linux based products please check openSUSE:Bugreport_Samba.

Samba versions in SUSE Linux Enterprise and openSUSE products

  • Recent versions are available from the Open Build Service.
  • Table 1 shows which Samba versions are available for different SUSE products.
  • Versions from products which are no longer updated can be found in Table 2.

See also

Other links to openSUSE and Novell pages

Other resources


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