I installed Wine using the .pkg from their website (installing the necessary dependencies like XQuartz beforehand). I was able to run the installer of the Windows app with no problem, but when I try to run the app itself I get:

err:winediag:SECUR32_initNTLMSP ntlm_auth was not found or is outdated. Make sure that ntlm_auth >= 3.0.25 is in your path. Usually, you can find it in the winbind package of your distribution.

Some googling around suggested that this might be due to not having Samba installed on my system. I installed it and started the Samba server, but I still get the same error. Any ideas about what else I could check?


Apple removed Samba in Lion. You'll need to reinstall it along with all the dependencies, which you can do with SMBUp. There are some caveats to installing this such as breaking Finder's network browse — you should read the app's website first.

  • Unfortunately I haven't been able to get SMBUp to work. When I run it, it tells me some other Samba installation is already on my machine but the "startup scripts" are not configured. If I go ahead and tell SMBUp to install anyway, it just downloads and then just hangs on the "Preparing to install..." screen. – Matthew Gertner Apr 24 '17 at 11:19
  • The other directions I see for installing Samba are here: gist.github.com/kud/6587477. However I can't see any evidence of any Homebrew recipe called "samba" or "homebrew/boneyard/samba". – Matthew Gertner Apr 24 '17 at 11:32
  • @Matthew With regard to installing with Homebrew, you need to brew tap homebrew/boneyard first, then brew install homebrew/boneyard/samba. – grg Apr 24 '17 at 11:34
  • Thanks. After doing this, I still get the same error (Error: No available formula with the name "homebrew/boneyard/samba"). I guess from your comment that this works for you? – Matthew Gertner Apr 24 '17 at 11:56
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    I managed to fix that error by downloading the Samba sources and building it myself. Didn't solve the problem I'm having with the app though so I'll have to investigate that further. – Matthew Gertner Apr 24 '17 at 14:47

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