[Samba] Installing 2.2.5 latest on Mandrake 8

Gagneet Singh gagneet at acmet.com
Mon Aug 26 00:44:01 GMT 2002

   I really don't know much about installations om Mandrake, but if you
have a RPM then it should be the same for all RPM comliaint systems.
Although Mandrake 8 would have its own set of script files and the
others.(please check whether you have downloaded the correct RPM for the
correct version of Mandrake , as this can sometimes pose a problem). For
installing on any Linux with RPM the easiest way out is:

	a) Uninstall the older version. (be careful to copy the
smb.conf, smbpasswd files elsewhere if they have been created.) 
		run :  rpm -evv samba (it might have the version no.
also attached to it, i.e rpm -evv samba-2.0.7. It all depends on the
Linux distribution)
	OR if Mandrake has a package manager you can uninstall all
instances of samba (keep the warning of copying the smb files


	b) Install the new version RPM using:
		rpm -ivv samba. ( This is typically a single file or has
three componenets. - samba-2.2.5.i386.rpm, sambaclient, and
	c) The above should do the trick with the RPM. 

For installing with a tarball  yu require a little more expertise. 

	If this does not work out do get in touch.... And I shall step
through the tarball installation also... :-)


   3. Installing 2.2.5 latest on Mandrake 8 (Sudhashen Naicker)
Message: 3
From: "Sudhashen Naicker" <naickers at sebs.wits.ac.za>
To: <samba at lists.samba.org>
Date: Sun, 25 Aug 2002 15:24:38 +0200
Subject: [Samba] Installing 2.2.5 latest on Mandrake 8

Hi there

I am a novice Linux user and am just trying it out - I am very impressed
but also very frustrated.  I have loaded Mandrake 8 on a box and have
configured Samba for Windows pc's use this as a backup data server.
Works wonderfully - but our campus administrators say that the current
version of Samba presents a security risk(2.0.7) and should be upgraded.
Thought this was simple but boy was I wrong.  Downloaded the latest tar
file and ran ./configure etc.  Went smoothly but still sitting with
current version. after close examination seems that the files where
installed in the wrong directory.  Copied to the right directory on
mandrake  but it seems that I have not copied some other files to
critical folders. After much frustration, decided to try another
approach and to download latest rpm from rpmfind.net. ran this under the
mandrake software updater but keep on getting that samba needs other
files to load successfully(for eg samba-common).  tried installing these
but they also say need other files to install - now there seems no end
to it.  I'm now at my wits end and need help.  I have been brought up on
Windows(forgive me!) so am still in same groove of thinking - please
help me to help myself see the light! Has anyone installed on Mandrake
8.0 successfully and if so how?

Kind regards

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