[Samba] Can't Install Samba 3.0.14a

Paul Gienger pgienger at ae-solutions.com
Tue Apr 19 13:41:33 GMT 2005

>The Samba packages on Fedora 3 should be installed like this:
>rpm -Uhv --nodeps /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i386/samba-common-3.0.14a-1.i386.rpm
>rpm -Uhv /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i386/samba-3.0.14a-1.i386.rpm
>rpm -Uhv /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i386/samba-client-3.0.14a-1.i386.rpm 

nodeps is bad.  Why don't you just try installing everything with the 
--force flag, since that's what you're doing basically, throwing the 
integrity of the rpm database right out the window.

Put all the packages on one rpm line and you'll be fine.  That allows 
rpm to figure out for itself that you've got your ducks in a row and 
trust that if it does just what you said everything will be all right.

Turning rant off for a second, there is one place where a --nodeps or 
even a --force is useful.  When you do a yum upgrade you need to push a 
couple packages (like rpm itself) in really hard to get it to kick off 
right, but that's a pretty specific situation where you're upgrading 
pretty much everything on the system anyway.  On a regular package and a 
functioning system, --nodeps is a no-no, especially if you don't know 
why you want to use it in the first place.

>Don't forget to backup /var/lib/samba/* and /etc/samba/* before the update
>and after the
>shutdown of all samba deamons.

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