samba install, help with

Charles E. Gelm chuck at
Wed Aug 30 12:07:25 GMT 2000

Hi, Peter:
I know little about file systems and directories in Linux.
I am understanding, now, that other OSs use 'samba' and that I
probably should have specified what I want, what I have
and what I have tried to do, in my original post.

 I have a Linux-2.0.37pre10 (slackware-3.9) IP-Masq server,
a Windows98 and a WFWGv3.11 at home.  I'm trying to configure
Samba on the IP-Masq box.  I want to use Samba as a 'file server'
on the IP-Masq box.
 It doesn't make sense to me to un-tar it into /.
I just thought that there was a good default place to un-tar
application/tool/service/utility sources.

So far the only suggestion is yours:

Thanks for the tip about not using a NFS filesystem.


Peter Samuelson wrote:
> [Charles E. Gelm <gel2256 at>]
> > In what directory should I be when I
> > tar -xzvf /home/gelmce/samba-2.0.7.tar.gz
> Any directory you want, as long as you have at least 20 MB or so of
> free space.  On some operating systems (I think Solaris, in particular,
> but maybe others as well) it is necessary to compile on a non-NFS
> filesystem, due to automated locking checks during configuration that
> will fail otherwise.
> Peter

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