some probs with samba

Dieter Speck d.speck at
Thu Nov 23 12:47:26 GMT 2000

according to what I know, rpm package manager does not recognize the new 
installation if it is done from source etc. One way is to make backup 
copies of /etc/rc.d/smb and links to that (depending on your linux version) 
as well as a backup of /etc/smb.conf (or wherever that is).

Then uninstall the old Samba-Version with rpm, put the backup copies back 
and change the paths in them accordingly. I have installed Samba from 
source and it went to /usr/local/samba, precompiled path to smb.conf was 

When finished with the above, just enter

/etc/rc.d/smb start

and enjoy!

Good luck,


At 11:42 23.11.00, you wrote:
>I hv samba 2.0.6 in my machine and i had downloaded the latest release 
>2.0.7 and followed the instructions (like ./configure etc frm source dir) 
>for installing but still if i query using rpm -q samba it shows me the old 
>With both the version I'm unable to share files from the Linux machine to 
>win9x clients but from the Linux server I'm able to access them.can u 
>kindly guide me?
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