[Samba] RedHat EL 3 rpm spec file and samba 3.0.14a?

Tony Earnshaw tonye at billy.demon.nl
Mon Apr 25 20:02:11 GMT 2005

man, 25.04.2005 kl. 21.12 skrev Marshall Herington:

> Is the RedHat RPM spec file included with the samba-3.0.14a.tar.gz source 
> files compatible with RedHat EL 3? In other words, are the locations for the 
> various support directories (/var/lib/samba, /var/cache/samba, etc.) the 
> same between the RedHat EL 3 version of samba (currently stuck at 3.0.9, I 
> think) and the official samba.org <http://samba.org> versions?
> I would like to upgrade my installation samba beyond the RedHat sanctioned 
> version in order to take advantage of the new features and significant bug 
> fixes that have come along recently. Does anyone have experience with this 
> type of situation?

Why not find (on the samba site) the official Samba srpm? Up to now
that's what I've done.

Me: RHAS3 on test and production sites. Up to now there've been the
fewest of working srpms for stuff that I *have* to install extra (NB!
COMBINATIONS OF) software I have to install on RHAS3, such as Sleepycat
BDB 4.5.52, Cyrus SASL 2.1.2+, OpenLDAP 2.2.24, Postfix 2.2.2 that all
work together.

However, being a Red Hat man, I'd always rather install an rpm than
source code, because of the RH implications.

Up to now (3.0.11 for me, I don't trust 3.0.14a at all) the official
Samba RH srpms have never disappointed. Maybe you'll have to "do magic"
with them, like installing the spec file and editing it, then extracting
the .bz2 file to the right directory etc., but it occurs to me that
Jerry knows at least as much as Red Hat about Red Hat rpms and even
then, probably much more.

End of the story: you and all others like you should have a test setup
on which you test this kind of thing. *Never test on a live system*,
then you 99% probably would never have to ask questions like this.


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