[Samba] FYI - Why RPMs are important

Jonathan Johnson jon at sutinen.com
Fri May 14 04:27:47 GMT 2004

Of course, you can download the source RPM, then issue "rpmbuild
--rebuild samba-3.0.4-1.src.rpm" then you'd have your very own RPM
sitting in /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i386/ which you could then install as
you say below.

This is, of course, assuming you have all the appropriate compilers
and utilities installed.

However, you'll be pleased to have this link:


which is one of the many mirrors where binaries for RedHat 8.0 are
found. I just check and as of 9:28 PM PDT the 3.0.4 binary was present.

--Jon Johnson
Sutinen Consulting, Inc.
jon at sutinen.com

On Thu, 13 May 2004, Josh Skains wrote:

> 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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