[Samba] Upgraded to 3.0.2a but...

daniel.jarboe at custserv.com daniel.jarboe at custserv.com
Thu Apr 15 16:52:31 GMT 2004

> Seems that the 3.0.2a installation put most of the files in different
> directories from the original 2.2.8a (which came bundled with this
> slackware 8).

This can be changed with --prefix statements in your ./configure step,
if you want something other than /usr/local.  Alternatively, you can
look for a Samba 3.0.2a Slackware package to upgrade to, which should
have all the ./configure stuff already set up similarly to how it was in

> The rc.samba file would not start nmbd or smbd and I couldn't manually
> start
> them from anywhere except when I went right into the
> directory !

Did it install new startup scripts under the /usr/local/ tree?

> When I did start them I was still being told I was running
> Samba 2.2.8a.

This is after updating the rc.samba file to point to the new samba3

> Thanks also for reminding be where swat was called from :-)  Doesn't
> to
> be a "chkconfig" here.

Chkconfig is more or less a tool to create the symlinks from rc5.d (or
whichever runlevel) to the appropriate rc.d scripts.  You could do much
of the same things yourself with ln -s, but if those scripts don't start
up the correct samba version anyway, it won't help you.

> As it was causing me problems and I'm new to Linux/Samba I've just
> reverted
> back to 2.2.8a.  All seems to be running Ok, just wish there was some
> of
> now removing everything that the 3.0.2a installation has left behind -
> just
> to keep things tidy :-)

If you'd rather just stick with 2.2.8a you can "make uninstall" from the
same directory you did the make install for Samba 3 to tidy up.

~ Daniel


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