[Samba] 2 samba's?

Elliot elliot.williams at mutualinterest.com.sg
Thu Oct 24 04:51:01 GMT 2002


When I do a rpm -qa | grep samba I get the 2 results. Stated below.I get
the feeling that perhaps I did not uninstall properly or something? ...
Please help

-----Original Message-----
From: Jay Ts [mailto:jay at jayts.cx]
Sent: Thursday, October 24, 2002 12:05 PM
To: Elliot
Cc: Samba Mailing List
Subject: Re: [Samba] 2 samba's?

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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