I'm attempting to solve this problem...
... by reinstalling Samba, but I'm getting the following error:
# apt-get install samba Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required: libdns45 libisccc40 liblwres40 libbind9-40 libisccfg40 libisc45 Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them. Suggested packages: openbsd-inetd inet-superserver smbldap-tools ldb-tools The following NEW packages will be installed samba 0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. Need to get 0B/4780kB of archives. After this operation, 12.7MB of additional disk space will be used. Preconfiguring packages ... Selecting previously deselected package samba. (Reading database ... 56732 files and directories currently installed.) Unpacking samba (from .../samba_2%3a3.2.5-4lenny13_amd64.deb) ... Processing triggers for man-db ... Setting up samba (2:3.2.5-4lenny13) ... Generating /etc/default/samba... Starting Samba daemons: nmbd failed! invoke-rc.d: initscript samba, action "start" failed. dpkg: error processing samba (--configure): subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1 Errors were encountered while processing: samba E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
Previously I had run these commands:
apt-get remove --purge samba rm -fr /etc/samba/ rm -fr /var/log/samba/*