[Samba] Samba Install/SWAT Access

Eric Hines eehines at comcast.net
Sun Apr 17 15:41:27 GMT 2005

I'm running FC3, kernel 2.6.9-1.667, with the KDE desktop.  This came with 
Samba v 3.0.11-fc3 bundled.  I've since installed v 3.0.14a.  I'm also 
extremely new to Linux, so please bear with me.

My questions are very basic.  The FC3-bundled samba is in /etc/samba, and 
the "upgrade" went into /usr/local/samba.  To get SWAT to work, I had to 
copy the smb.conf that's in /etc/samba into /usr/local/samba/lib.  However, 
this latter version is not read by the networking functionality, or by 
CUPS--only when I used KDE's samba editor to edit /etc/samba/smb.conf was I 
able to see my Linux box from my Windows machines (running Win2k) or get 
printing to work.  I have 2 samba versions installed, but my system is 
still using only the older version.

So: How do I point SWAT at the etc/samba version?  How do I get my system 
to use the newer version in its different location?  More optimally, how do 
I control the installation destination directory, so that I can install 
future versions (including reinstalling 3.0.14a) into /etc/samba?

Thanks for your help.

Eric Hines

If you are unwilling to defend your right to your own life, then you are 
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