RedHat/SaMBa package distribution hassles.

Michael Jennings mej at
Thu Feb 21 14:51:16 GMT 2002

On Thursday, 21 February 2002, at 16:12:09 (-0500),
Max TenEyck Woodbury wrote:

> >         This is the same problem as repackaging samba
> >         for solaris with i's layout-standard peculiarities,
> >         for AIX, for SGI and so on: the degree to which
> >         volunteers are available limits both the number
> >         of ports and the number of minor variants.

Looking for something like these:

-rw-r--r--    4 root     root      4820756 Feb 11 04:18 samba-2.2.3a-mej.1.i386.rpm
-rw-r--r--    4 root     root      1951415 Feb 11 04:18 samba-client-2.2.3a-mej.1.i386.rpm
-rw-r--r--    4 root     root      1395782 Feb 11 04:19 samba-common-2.2.3a-mej.1.i386.rpm
-rw-r--r--    4 root     root      1929241 Feb 11 04:19 samba-swat-2.2.3a-mej.1.i386.rpm

I maintain my own samba packages for reasons I won't bother
explaining.  They mesh 100%, AFAIK, with the RedHat packaging standard
for Samba.  If you would like these, I'd be happy to make them
available.  Or the SRPM.  Or the spec file.  Whatever. :)


Michael Jennings (a.k.a. KainX)  <mej at>
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