[Samba] Samba Install/SWAT Access

Paul Gienger pgienger at ae-solutions.com
Sun Apr 17 20:19:18 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.

Where did you get your upgrade version??

It sounds like you installed from source, which in an RPM distro is not 
the best way to do things.   I won't get into a long discussion on it, 
but if you're on a rpm box, use an rpm till you know what you're doing. 

If you installed from source, (if you remember running make install) 
there should be a make option to back it out, like make uninstall.  You 
can build a rpm, which will put the files in all the right places in 
your machine with the script at <sourcedir>/packaging/Fedora/makerpms.sh 
I believe.

> 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 like a mouse trying to argue with owls. You think their ways are 
> wrong. They think you are dinner.
>         --Anonymous

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Applied Engineering Inc.
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