Because pam_smbpass is derived from the Samba smbpasswd utility, recent versions of pam_smbpass require a copy of the Samba source code to be available on the build system. Version 0.7.5 has been tested against Samba 2.2.0-alpha3, and this is the recommended version of Samba to use for building pam_smbpass. This only affects /building/ pam_smbpass; you can still run any version of the Samba server that you want, although clearly it saves some disk space to have only one copy of the source code on your system (Samba 2.2.0-alpha3 takes roughly 32MB of disk space to build pam_smbpass). Version 0.7.5 features a new build system to make it easier to build pam_smbpass. Using the new build system ========================== If you don't have a copy of the Samba source code on your machine, and you don't have a preferred Samba version (or mirror site), you can build pam_smbpass by just typing 'make'. If you want to use a version other than 2.2.0-alpha3, or you want to download the source code from a faster Samba mirror (see <http://us1.samba.org/samba/> for a list of mirror sites), please download the source code and unpack it before running make. The build scripts will attempt to autodetect your Samba source directory, and if it can't be found automatically, you will be given the opportunity to specify an alternate directory for the Samba sources. Feedback is welcome if you try (or succeed!) to build pam_smbpass with other versions of Samba. Options to 'make' ================= By default, pam_smbpass will configure the Samba build tree with the options --with-fhs --with-privatedir=/etc --with-configdir=/etc This will configure pam_smbpass to look for the smbpasswd file as /etc/smbpasswd (or /etc/smbpasswd.tdb), and the smb.conf file as /etc/smb.conf. You can override these options by setting CONFIGOPTS when calling make. E.g., if you have your smb.conf file in /usr/etc and your smbpasswd file in /usr/etc/private, you might run make CONFIGOPTS="--with-privatedir=/usr/etc/private --with-configdir=/usr/etc" For a complete list of available configuration options, see './samba/configure --help' Installing the module ===================== If all goes well in the build process, the file pam_smbpass.so will be created in the current directory. Simply install the module into your system's PAM module directory: install -m 755 -s bin/pam_smbpass.so /lib/security and you're all set.