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Saturday, August 9, 2014


  • $ sudo apt-get install samba-client
  • sudo nano /etc/nsswitch.com #edit to contain "hosts: files dns [...]"

PBISOpen (Power Broker Identity Services Opensource edition) is a Active Directory authentication system for *nix.  Read as: "Join Domain" for *nix.

I repeatedly failed to install this on a new Debian Jessie (Testing) machine with the " Error: ERROR_FILE_NOT_FOUND (2)" as the result.

It turned out I had to install "samba-client" and it was important to follow the details in this link especially regarding /etc/nsswitch.conf to contain "hosts: files dns [whatever-else-exists]" where dns is second and before any other entries.

so instead of:
Importing registry...

Error: /opt/pbis/bin/lwsm shutdown returned 1 (aborting this script)

dpkg: error processing package pbis-open (--install):
subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
Errors were encountered while processing:
Error installing /home/ndronet/Dropbox/NSU/PBISOpen/pbis-open-
✗=1 ndronet@skynet:~/Dropbox/NSU/PBISOpen/pbis-open- $ sudo /opt/pbis/bin/lwsm shutdown

i saw:
Importing registry...

Selecting previously unselected package pbis-open-gui.
(Reading database ... 162521 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../pbis-open-gui_8.0.1.2029_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking pbis-open-gui ( ...
Setting up pbis-open-gui ( ...
Installing Packages was successful

New libraries and configurations have been installed for PAM and NSS.
Please reboot so that all processes pick up the new versions.

As root, run domainjoin-gui or domainjoin-cli to join a domain so you can log on
with Active Directory credentials. Example:
domainjoin-cli join MYDOMAIN.COM MyJoinAccount

good luck.

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