[Samba] Removing Samba

Troy.A Johnson troy.johnson at health.state.mn.us
Wed Jan 8 21:43:07 GMT 2003


Samba.org RPMs are different from Red Hat RPMs 
for samba: they are not compatible/upgradeable. 
You will need to uninstall one before installing the 

Red Hat splits them out into "common", "client", 
"swat", and "" (no name for the server package, 
it seems). The Samba.org version is just one all 
encompassiong RPM that includes everything.
The samba version that came with RH8 is 2.2.5. 

You can remove whatever version that is now installed 
using the commands I have given. At that point you can 
install whatever RPM version you wish, or install from  
source if you so desire (it is usually pretty smooth).

This is all assuming your RPM database isn't messed up.
If it is, google for answers or go to the Red Hat website.

Good luck,


>>> Ted Gervais <ve1drg at av.eastlink.ca> 01/08/03 03:19PM >>>
Sorry for not elaborating on my system etc..
I am running RH8 and was trying to installing the latest samba release

I think its best to just try and remove and go back to whatever I find on

my RH8 disks. If that is possible..
> >    rpm -qa | grep samba
> >
> > will get you the samba related package names.
> >
> >    rpm -e <samba-related-packagename>
> >
> > will remove those packages.

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