required packages for sharing files over a network

Asked by mr. l on 2010-05-13

I have two Linux Ubuntu 10.4 systems networked together, when I try to access one or the other I get a password screen.
I have not setup up any passwords, I've went to "personal file sharing preferences" and the "share files over the network" is telling me I dont have the the required packages installed.
What are the required packages I need?

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Vitaliy Kulikov (slonua) said : #1

U need Samba OR SSH.
For easy-use and sharing by nautilus, it's ok to use Samba.

When you try to share folder in 1st time, nautilus will ask system to install all required packages.
In any case you can install those manually.

$ sudo apt-get install samba

mr. l (larbear1234) said : #2

$: command not found
this is what i get when trying what you suggested

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Vitaliy Kulikov proposed the following answer:
U need Samba OR SSH.
For easy-use and sharing by nautilus, it's ok to use Samba.

When you try to share folder in 1st time, nautilus will ask system to install all required packages.
In any case you can install those manually.

$ sudo apt-get install samba

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mr. l (larbear1234) said : #3

yeah there is a problem so what do you think?

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You are still having a problem:
$: command not found
this is what i get when trying what you suggested

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Your question #110852 on Ubuntu changed:
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Vitaliy Kulikov proposed the following answer:
U need Samba OR SSH.
For easy-use and sharing by nautilus, it's ok to use Samba.

When you try to share folder in 1st time, nautilus will ask system to install all required packages.
In any case you can install those manually.

$ sudo apt-get install samba

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Vitaliy Kulikov (slonua) said : #4

strange ... could u try

$ sudo aptitude install samba

also, try without 'sudo' .. just for check

mr. l (larbear1234) said : #5

Nope , same thing how ever I do have some of Samba packs installed but not the right ones for what I want to do :(

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strange ... could u try

$ sudo aptitude install samba

also, try without 'sudo' .. just for check

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On both Ubuntu 9.10 pc

To install or verify if samba is installed please open a terminal from Applications→Accessories→Terminal and type the commands below:

sudo apt-get update

give your user password when asked and then press enter (you will not see any screen chars when you type the password)

Then type:

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
sudo apt-get install samba

Then use nautilus menu Places→Home folder to share the desired directory or System→Administration→Printing to share a printer

Hope this helps
Hope this helps

Dennis R VanMeter (drvcycle) said : #7

The "Personal File Sharing" function in Ubuntu is provided by the package gnome-user-share. In order to allow sharing your Public folder over the network, you will need to install two additional packages (I'm not sure why they are not installed by default!) The packages are apache2.2-bin and libapache2-mod-dnssd. You can install these packages with the following commands:

sudo apt-get install apache2.2-bin
sudo apt-get install libapache2-mod-dnssd

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