REPOST : Re: upgrades never work

Gerald Carter cartegw at Eng.Auburn.EDU
Sun Dec 6 03:03:00 GMT 1998

Amol Karnik wrote:
> didnt receive a single reply to this. This is really 
> important to me...i have a few machine out on my network 
> , (NT,98 and 95) which log on to my samba domain. How can 
> i ever upgrade, without having to redo every machine 
> every time?
> > i always get the latest cvs version after any major changes 
> > to the code, and compile it, and install it. 

Major code changes can often break your current setup.  For 
example, the fix with the internal reading of the domain SID 
on a Samba PDC should have broken some sites depending on
the PDC' SID.  I don't think it can be stressed enough that 
the PDC support is experiemental, not complete and changes 
often.  That's just the price we pay for being able to run 
without an NT Server.

However, given that nothing in the update changes the 
relationship between the PDC and it's sam database 
(private/smbpasswd) or it's SID, upgrading should not 
break you domain.

Could you specify the exact steps when you upgrade?

                            Gerald ( Jerry ) Carter	
Engineering Network Services                           Auburn University 
jerry at   

       "...a hundred billion castaways looking for a home."
                                  - Sting "Message in a Bottle" ( 1979 )

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