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Samba and all it's dependencies are installed. Why does gnome-file-share-properties (Personal File Sharing application) say:

This feature cannot be enabled because the required packages are not installed on your system ? 

What packages am I missing?

Personal File Sharing application may also be known by gnome-user-share.

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To fix this, you need to install two (2) more packages. Type these on a Terminal then try again

sudo apt-get install apache2.2-bin libapache2-mod-dnssd

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apache2.2-bin grabbed 5 dependencies also. Works now. Thanks @zeroseven0183 – winchendonsprings Nov 28 '11 at 21:53
Sure. Have fun! – J. Austin Rodriguez Nov 30 '11 at 1:24
On 14.04, apache-2.2-bin removed the gnome-user-share package for me. So I only needed libapache2-mod-dnssd. – Nik Reiman Feb 4 '15 at 8:28

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