Upgrading older version of samba in order to setup PDC

Gerald Carter cartegw at Eng.Auburn.EDU
Sat Oct 9 20:52:50 GMT 1999

James Osbourn wrote:
> I am currently running version 1.9.18p10 of samba on 
> a solaris machine. I have setup encryted passwords 
> and shares and everything is working.  I would now like 
> to set up the samba box to be the PDC for the pc's.
> I have been reading the documentation and the cvs 
> update seems to be the way to go.  However, I was 
> not the person responsible for installing Samba.  The 
> person who installed Samba installed it into the /opt
> directory rather than the /local directory as is 
> the default today. There also were modifications made 
> to the source code before being compiled and installed.
> What I would like to know is whether it is possible 
> to download the latest samba code and update the code 
> I have in /opt.  Will this effect and precompile 
> modification that were made to the source code.  If this
> is not possible it was suggested that I re-install 
> Samba using the default location.  Making any modifications 
> to the source code again, then moving any config data 
> to the new location.  I would rather go with
> the former option if it is feasible.


You really don't want to merge the new code into 1.9.18p10.
There were a lot of changes.  better to get a clean copy of
code and add you changes.

                            Gerald ( Jerry ) Carter	
Engineering Network Services                           Auburn University 
jerry at eng.auburn.edu             http://www.eng.auburn.edu/users/cartegw

       "...a hundred billion castaways looking for a home."
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