How to mount CIFS shares on a system with samba4 packages installed?

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Issue

  • Mounting a CIFS share on a system with installed samba4* packages gives the following error message:

    # mount -t cifs -o username=sambatest,passwd=sambatest //sambatest/test /mnt
    mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on //sambatest/test,
           missing codepage or helper program, or other error
           (for several filesystems (e.g. nfs, cifs) you might
           need a /sbin/mount.<type> helper program)
           In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
           dmesg | tail  or so
    
  • cifs-utils installation fails on a system which has samba4* packages installed, with dependency errors.

    Error: samba4-common conflicts with samba-common-3.6.23-41.el6.x86_64
    

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

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