[Samba] Samba Install/SWAT Access

John H Terpstra jht at Samba.Org
Sun Apr 17 16:17:16 GMT 2005

On Sunday 17 April 2005 09:41, Eric Hines wrote:
> 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.

I believe you will find what you need in Chapter 8 of the 
currently-being-revised edition of my book "Samba-3 by Example" (a.k.a. 
Samba-Guide) from:


John T.
John H Terpstra
Samba-Team Member
Phone: +1 (650) 580-8668

The Official Samba-3 HOWTO & Reference Guide, ISBN: 0131453556
Samba-3 by Example, ISBN: 0131472216
Hardening Linux, ISBN: 0072254971
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