[Samba] Re: missing packaging/Fedora/makerpms.sh

Ray Anderson rsa at rb-com.com
Fri Dec 7 03:26:03 GMT 2007

Mark Nienberg wrote:
> Ray Anderson wrote:
>> Mark Nienberg wrote:
>>> I downloaded the tar.gz file for 3.0.27a and I noticed there is not 
>>> a Fedora directory inside the packaging directory.  I'm fairly 
>>> certain there used to be one in older versions.  I'm groping now to 
>>> figure out how to build rpms for Fedora 4, which I know is a little 
>>> old but I don't have resources to upgrade the OS now. Was it 
>>> intentionally removed?
>>> Mark
>> For my Fedora 3 and 4 machines out in the wild, I simply removed the 
>> rpms altogether and installed from source.
>> It was a painless procedure, even including the vscan vfs objects.
>> Symlink the config files to the /usr/local/samba/lib directory and it 
>> should work just fine.  Sure makes upgrading to later versions 
>> easier.  :)
> If you set a few of the compile options correctly then you could get 
> it to install into the same places as the rpm does so you wouldn't 
> need symlinks.  Oh wait, that is what the makerpms.sh script was for! :)
> Mark

My point exactly.  Just leave the raw stuff where the raw stuff wants to 
go, that way if some "helper" script goes away you're still ok, i.e. the 
dropping of update support for FC3, 4, 5, 6, etc.


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