Help with Samba in Ubuntu 15.04!

Karl Auer kauer at
Fri May 8 12:21:42 UTC 2015

On Fri, 2015-05-08 at 08:01 -0400, Jason Sauders wrote:
> I just checked on my 15.04 install for this package. I did notice an issue
> with this package on 15.04 though. I tried to launch it via terminal and
> the error output mentioned no such file or directory at /etc/libuser.conf.
> I simply ran "touch /etc/libuser.conf" as root, then re-ran
> "system-config-samba" in terminal as root to bring up the samba interface.
> After creating that libuser.conf file, the GUI came up fine, however I had
> to launch it via terminal. In my 3 minutes of tinkering I have not been
> able to bring it up via the dash menu.

Look in /usr/share/applications. Copy one of the smaller .desktop files
to "samba-config-tool.desktop" in the same directory, then edit it
appropriately. A new application will appear in the dash, can be dragged
to the launcher bar, to the desktop etc.

I believe you can also add things in ~/.local/share/applications and get
the same effect for just the one user, but I haven't tried that.

Regards, K.

Karl Auer (kauer at

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