Samba fails: "Failed to create pipe directory"

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Samba fails: "Failed to create pipe directory"

Postby Lestrad » Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:06 pm

Hello. I have upgraded Samba from version 4.8. to version 4.10.10 to try to solve this problem, but it continues:

I am able to start and enable the smb.service and then connect to the shares on my Wandboard Quad from my Windows and Linux desktop computers. But if I reboot the Wandboard Samba fails with the following output (*..*" added by me for emphasis):

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smb.service - Samba SMB Daemon
   Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/smb.service; enabled; vendor preset: disabled)
   Active: *failed* (Result: exit-code) since Sun 2019-11-10 14:05:56 CET; 1min 52s ago
     Docs: man:smbd(8)
  Process: 398 ExecStart=/usr/bin/smbd --foreground --no-process-group $SMBDOPTIONS (code=exited, status=255/EXCEPTION)
 Main PID: 398 (code=exited, status=255/EXCEPTION)
   Status: "Starting process..."

Nov 10 14:05:54 alarm systemd[1]: Starting Samba SMB Daemon...
Nov 10 14:05:56 alarm smbd[398]: [2019/11/10 14:05:56.104125,  0] ../../source3/smbd/server.c:2074(main)
Nov 10 14:05:56 alarm smbd[398]:  *Failed to create pipe directory /run/samba/ncalrpc - No such file or directory*
Nov 10 14:05:56 alarm systemd[1]: smb.service: Main process exited, code=exited, status=255/EXCEPTION
Nov 10 14:05:56 alarm systemd[1]: smb.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.
Nov 10 14:05:56 alarm systemd[1]: Failed to start Samba SMB Daemon.

If I create the /run/samba/ncalrpc directory I can successfully start the smb.service and after that again connect to the shares from other computers. But if I reboot Samba again fails to start and I see the same output as above. And the /run/samba/ncalrpc directory I created has disappeared.

This is the same problem I was experiencing with Samba version 4.8. I see that it has been documented here and there for some time, but I have never found a solution. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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