[Samba] some newbie questions

Joel Hammer Joel at HammersHome.com
Thu Jul 4 18:34:02 GMT 2002

You many have conflicts between the old and new versions. I would remove all
the old samba stuff, although, saving your smb.conf is not a bad idea if it
There is a good chance that your startup scripts won't know
where the new version of samba is installed and won't work.
Staring samba is not hard:

case "$1" in
  killall smbd
  killall nmbd
/usr/local/samba/bin/smbd -D
/usr/local/samba/bin/nmbd -D

  killall smbd
  killall nmbd
 kill -SIGHUP `cat /usr/local/samba/var/locks/smbd.pid`
 kill -SIGHUP `cat /usr/local/samba/var/locks/nmbd.pid`
 echo Usage:
 echo start stop reload
exit 0                               

The startup scripts with the distros are unbelievably complicated. 


On Fri, Jul 05, 2002 at 03:18:19AM +0200, Markus Sjöström wrote:
> I've read pretty much in the samba-howto-collection and in the manual for smb.conf and i now feel ready to compile and install the latest version of samba. But I have some question beacuse i had some problems before.
> My current version of samba is 2.2.3a-6 for Debian (apt-get install samba) and the reason I want to install the latest version is beacuse my friend did all the work for me the first time, and know i want to learn myself.
> 1. When i've installed the latest ver, is everything installed inte the right palce then? I've seen a pretty complicated script for samba that is symlinked in /etc/rcx.d, do i need this script and is it installed when i'm not using apt-get?
> I think that was all for now. I've heard that samba can be tricky to compile and install so i just want to be preapared.
> Thank You
> Markus Sjöström
> Sweden

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