[Samba] Samba v3.0.23a BROKE my network
drankinatty at suddenlinkmail.com
Thu Feb 1 22:19:59 GMT 2007
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From: "Sherwood Botsford" <sbotsford at sjsa.ab.ca>
To: <samba at lists.samba.org>
Sent: Thursday, February 01, 2007 12:11 PM
Subject: Re: [Samba] Samba v3.0.23a BROKE my network
> Mega Munch
> Here's the problem: Ideally in a production environment you set
> up a sandbox and test new stuff extensively before committing it.
> But on days when you want to put your face down on the
> photocopier and hit 10
> copies to keep up with everything, this just doesn't happen.
> It's supposed to be rolled out yesterday.
> Here's my take with upgrades:
> (This is the, "What the hell, give it your best shot" upgrade
> 1. Use ./configure to help. Keep the configuration OUTSIDE the
> package tree.
> With samba in particular if there isn't a copy of a conf file, it
> creates a default one. With major changes you may want that
> default one.
> 2. I configure to use /opt/samba.
> But /opt/samba is a symlink to /opt/samba-2.2.8a
> 3. Do my make. Once that seems to work...
> 4. mkdir /opt/samba/3.0.23a; rm /opt/samba/ ;
> ln -s /opt/samba/3.023a /opt/samba;
> make install
> 5. This is best done at a time when the network isn't
> particularly busy
> with samba attach/detach, as the old daemon calling the new one
> sometimes causes odd things to happen.
> 6. Now if things break, all you do is switch the link back to
> the old version,
> and killall running copies. The switch back can be done in a few
And...........Never forget: "make revert" is your friend.........
David C. Rankin, J.D., P.E.
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