[Samba] samba latest release

Bradley W. Langhorst brad at langhorst.com
Tue Sep 17 14:14:01 GMT 2002

On Tue, 2002-09-17 at 09:59, Kovar Jan wrote:
> > On Tue, 2002-09-17 at 06:47, Kovar Jan wrote:
> > > > If you choose 2.2.5, then make sure you also add the patches at:-
> > > > 
> > > >   http://download.samba.org/samba/ftp/patches/jerry/post-2.2.5/
> > > 
> > > 
> > > How do I apply those patches to binary samba installation from rpm?
> > > (Redhat 7.3, 2.4.18-10)
> > you don't
> > you should download the source ball from samba and use their tools
> > to build new rpms (look in the packaging subdir)
> So, why do they create a rpms?
so that people don't have to compile their own...
This is an unusual case because there are some important bugs in the
2.2.5 release.  

There are some patches to fix those bugs and you may want to apply
them.  If you don't samba will be a little broken - but not too bad.

If you don't want to compile your own wait for the 2.2.6 packages to
come out.

> Question on samba team:
> It is really helpfull to have rpms. Are you thinking about creating also
> updated binary packages? Something like:
> samba-2.2.5-2.rpm or samba-2.2.5-1.print-patch.rpm? I thing that popularity
> of binary distributions is big. But if we are able to update samba only by
> compilling from source, than it looses its sence.
this would get out of hand... remember the samba team are volunteers

If you want to make those rpms available on your own nobody is stopping
you and maybe the samba team will include them on the mirrors...

patching and building your own rpms is probably a good idea anyway - no
dependency problems, more optimized code, only the options you want
compiled in...

best wishes


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