unable to browse windows network with samba4

I use Fedora 17 on my work laptop and thus need to connect to windows share sometimes. After I upgraded to Fedora 17 some time, I was unable to browse the windows network. I would get all kind of errors and warnings and tried everything that I knew about Samba to fix the issue. Tried searching through all the forums to figure out what was wrong but nothing helped. And suddenly today I resolved it and guess how:

Samba4 packages still are not able to mount the windows shares.

So, the solution was simple, remove samba 4 and go back to samba 3 current version in the repos. That sounded easy, until I started doing it. There are lot of dependencies on the samba-client so unless you are ready to remove them all and add them again, it’s not going to be that easy. Finally I had to do it the old fashioned way, using rpm command rather that yum, and here is how I did it:

rpm -e --nodeps samba4*
sudo yum install samba*

Since, I wanted all the samba4 packages to go away so removed them all at one go and then added the samba packages with yum :).

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2 Comments on “unable to browse windows network with samba4”

  1. Arkady

    When i try to run “rpm -e –nodeps samba4*”  get message that i do not have any  samba4 , but when i try ti install samba – i get errors complanig about samba4  ..