Samba RPM Packages for SUSE Linux Enterprise and openSUSE
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 STABLE project provides packages for recent SUSE Linux Enterprise and openSUSE distributions.
Repo files are available for openSUSE Leap 42.3 and later, as well as openSUSE Tumbleweed, ready to download or to directly use at
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).
Next open YaST -> Software -> Online Update or call
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).
How to use them
Starting with systemd
sudo systemctl start smb nmb
This starts the client and server commands.
# systemctl start smbd nmbd will not be recognized.)
To autoload Samba at boot
sudo systemctl enable smb nmb
How to use the client
Check that the system can query the SMB server
This will list the available shares from the remote server.
To mount the remote folder manually, type
sudo mount -t cifs -o username=<yourlogin>,password=<yourpassword>,vers=2.0 //ip-address/share /path/to/mount-point
To mount the remote folder automatically, edit the
/etc/fstab and add this line:
//ip-address/share /path/to/mount-point cifs auto,username=<yourlogin>,password=<yourpassword>,uid=<localuser>,gid=<users>,file_mode=0664,dir_mode=0775,iocharset=iso8859-15,vers=2.0 0 0
Supported SUSE Linux based products are at the moment openSUSE Leap 15.x, openSUSE:Tumbleweed, and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLE) 12.
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.
- Samba:PDC+LDAP Covers 12.2, 12.3
Our customers, our products, our responsibility. The SUSE Samba Team.