[Samba] Samba 3.0.26a Available for Download

Ray Anderson rsa at rb-com.com
Tue Sep 11 15:04:20 GMT 2007

Ed Kasky wrote:
> At 05:24 AM Tuesday, 9/11/2007, Gerald (Jerry) Carter wrote -=>
>> Binary packages will be made available on a volunteer basis at
>> http://download.samba.org/samba/ftp/Binary_Packages/
> Not being as adept at building rpm's as I could be if I had the time 
> to learn it, is there any supporting documentation anywhere that 
> describes how to go about converting from an rpm install to installing 
> from src?
> Or is it easier/preferred/better to stick with the rpm's and build 
> them from the src?
> I know there are opinions on both sides but I wouldn't mind hearing a 
> few as I try and decide if I should continue with the rpm on a FC6 
> machine or convert to a src install....
I've had experience from both sides -- I started from src and migrated 
to rpm's, now I'm migrating back to src. Especially with a fast moving 
OS like Fedora, where FC4/5 is no longer supported. It only makes sense 
for me and my customers to have me be able to download the src and 
compile. That way the applications on the systems can be kept up to date 
regardless of the distro.

For what it's worth, I have been eyeballing Ubuntu LTS for the 5 year 
commitment to support, but I'm so used to Fedora that switching distro's 
is hard. :)

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