[Samba] FYI - Why RPMs are important

Josh Skains JSkains at deltad.com
Thu May 13 16:05:05 GMT 2004

Someone emailed me directly when I was asking about the 8.0 RPMs, and why I didn't just compile it. Due to the production nature of our servers which run practially 24/7, I can do an "rpm -Uhv samba.rpm" and then do an "smb restart" with very little impact. If I move to non-rpm versions, I am forced to compile first, remove the RPM, which is a longer downtime, then install Samba and then turn Samba back on.

Just FYI. *shrug*


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