Samba 2.2.0 SRPMs available for Linux Mandrake 7.1 and 7.2

Buchan Milne bgmilne at
Thu Apr 19 17:57:46 GMT 2001

Hi All,

I need to have samba 2.2.0 available on two production Linux Mandrake
machines, and have built my own RPMs. I started from the latest Mandrake
package for samba 2.0.7, and merged with the spec file provided in the
new packaging/Mandrake directory of the samba 2.2.0 release. I have also
migrated Mandrake's patched configuration files to packaging/Mandrake.
Most of the patches from 2.0.7-25mdk have been migrated to 2.2.0, but
there are a number that are not migrate ad used, and some that no longer
take - and have been commented out.

SRPMs, sources, patches and spec files for Mandrake 7.1 and 7.2 are
available at Please read the
README.samba, and the changelog in the appropriate spec file, as there
are a number of issues you should be aware of.

Please note that I have not done extensive testing of either samba 2.2.0
as compiled by the spec file, nor the installation, upgrade, and removal
scripts. All I know is that it works, and that I can join a windows 2000
pro machine to a domain controlled by a Linux Mandrake 7.2 box with the
RPM I compiled from the SRPM. I will only be able to test the RPMs for
Linux Mandrake 7.1 on the weekend.

Subscibers of samba-ntdom at, please cc me directly as I am
subscribed in digest mode, and may otherwise only read you mail next
week once I have finished upgrading 45 Windows NT machines to Windows
2000 (if successful), or recompiling these RPMs a few times (if not
successful!). ;-)


P.S. for security-discuss: Sorry this took so long, the Samba team added
a packaging/Mandrake directory :-), but made the changes to the
packaging/RedHat directory :-( all since aplha3, so it took a bit longer
than expected.
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