[Samba] Can't Install Samba 3.0.14a

Eric Hines eehines at comcast.net
Wed Apr 20 02:35:37 GMT 2005


Thanks to all who offered your solutions.  Fortunately, they converged on 
one  (rpm -Uvh ...), and it ran just fine.  I followed Paul's advice and 
put the four rpms on one line for this.

A couple of fillips to the end game: rpm has a fail safe: I had forgotten 
to backup my swat control file; rpm, rather than blithely overwriting it, 
simply created swat.rpmnew instead.  I had only to copy that into the 
original swat control file.  Then, however, to get SWAT to run (I was 
getting a connection refused to localhost:901 error), I had to change 
"disable = yes" to "disable = no".

Eric Hines

At 04/19/05 08:41, you wrote:

>>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.
>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.
><snip>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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