[Samba] Replacing debian packages with compiled source

Derek Croxton croxton3 at yahoo.com
Fri Dec 16 19:57:28 GMT 2005

The Samba that is packaged for Xandros 2.0 seems to be broken; at least, 
mine keeps giving me "segmentation fault" errors.  I've tried wiping it 
out and re-installing it, but it hasn't helped.

Recently I decided to get the latest version of Samba and compile it 
from source, which, to my amazement, actually worked.  Now, before I try 
"make install," I would like to know:  which existing packages do I need 
to remove?  I know the base samba package will have to go, but I don't 
know which other ones also have to be deleted, versus which ones are 
actually separate -- for example, I think smbclient is separate, but I'm 
not sure.

I presume "make install" will overwrite any files in the way, but I'd 
rather clear out the old stuff before doing the install.  On the other 
hand, I don't want to remove related packages that I need to use Samba 
on that computer.

Derek Croxton

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