[Samba] 2 samba's?

Jay Ts jay at jayts.cx
Thu Oct 24 04:05:03 GMT 2002

Elliot wrote:
> Hi guys, I am currently running samba 2.2.5. My mandrake actually came
> with Samba. Not sure which version it was. I didn't think I would need
> it so I uninstalled it long time ago using the rpm -e option. So after a
> while I changed my mind and downloaded the tar.gz version of samba
> 2.2.5. I am currently running it. Everything seems to be working fine.
> So one fine day I decided to check on the packages installed in my
> system and it came up with this.
> samba-client 2.2.6-1.0.pre2.2mdk
> samba-common 2.2.6-1.0.pre2.2mdk

Exactly what method did you use to get this?  Try:

rpm -qa | grep samba

and what do you get as output?  I'm not running Mandrake here (yet)
but on my Red Hat Linux box, I get no output, because I uninstalled
the bundled Samba and installed from source.

> Now the question guys is ..... WHAT SHOULD I DO? ... Should I remove
> those packages? If I do , will I be harming my system? Will my tar.gz
> version samba be crippled? ... Please help!

If you leave the Samba rpms installed and then download/compile/install
the source code release, you actually do not have to remove the
installed rpms.  But, you need to make sure that the smb script in
/etc/init.d will start the copy you want to use.  Generally, it's
less confusing if you remove the installation you don't want to
use.  That way, if Samba is running, you know it's the installation
you want, and not the other one.

Jay Ts

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