Smbclient Error in 10.6

After upgrading from 10.5 to 10.6, I can’t figure out how to clear the external storage app error:

  • The library libsmbclient is not available.

I didn’t have this problem with ownCloud 10.5.

My platform is ubuntu 20.04.3 with PHP 7.4.

There seems to be an enormous amount of pitfalls in configuring the environment for ownCloud 10.6. I proceeded with instructions here…

During the extra steps, I noticed

Installing '/usr/lib/php/20200930/'

Then in /var/log/php/errors.log

[11-Dec-2021 09:09:02 America/New_York] PHP Warning:  PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library '' (tried: /usr/lib/php/20190902/ (/usr/lib/php/20190902/ cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory), /usr/lib/php/20190902/ (/usr/lib/php/20190902/ cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)) in Unknown on line 0

Here was the solution for me:

pecl uninstall smbclient
apt install php7.4-dev
pecl -d php_suffix=7.4 install smbclient
service apache2 restart

Also note, the “External Storage: Windows Network Drives” is an enterprise app, is not needed to connect to SMB external storage.

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