[lug] Where is the GUI version of SMBClient?

Collins Richey crichey at gmail.com
Fri Feb 16 21:22:12 MST 2007

On 2/16/07, siegfried <siegfried at heintze.com> wrote:
> I took Collins Richey's advice and tried out xubuntu by clobbering debian. I
> regret, however, I did not write down a great program that debian had as
> part of the default installation. It was a GUI version of smbclient and it
> enumerated all my samba servers on the network and you could click on a
> server and enumerate the samba shares (and then, of course, click on a share
> and enumerate the directory structure beneath that). It was in a menu called
> "show servers" or "show network" or something like that.
> Can I use apt-get to install this in xubuntu? Does anyone know the name of
> the program?
Several things:

1) It would be really helpful to know the name of the program you are
looking for! Maybe another Debian user can tell us.

2) With {Xu|Ku|U]buntu, to have the greatest choice of packages,
enable the universe and multiverse repositories (ask if you don't
understand). Once you have done that, apt-get update to get the
current available stuff.

3) Assuming you have the program name, apt-cache search xxxxxx will
tell you if it's available.

4) Assuming that it's available, [sudo] apt-get install xxxxxx will do
the trick.

5) If it's missing, it may be possible to get it from a Debian
repository, and sometimes this will install and work ok, other times
not. The usual method to install a Debian (.deb) package is [sudo]
dpkg -i xxxxxx.deb. You may need to resolve (pontetially lots of)
dependancies to install the .deb.

The [sudo]s above depend on whether you are root are not. I always do
[sudo su -] to run as actual root instead of prefixing everything with
sudo in Ubuntu fashion. YMMV.

Happy digging,

Collins Richey
     If you fill your heart with regrets of yesterday and the worries
     of tomorrow, you have no today to be thankful for.

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