[Samba] Re: Samba 3.0.26a Available for Download

Tom Diehl tdiehl at rogueind.com
Tue Sep 11 18:31:18 GMT 2007

On Tue, 11 Sep 2007, Ray Anderson wrote:

> 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. :)

Why not just switch to CentOS? That way you get 7 year support + your familiar
Red Hat distro. Fedora was never designed to be used for anything long term.

It is bleeding edge. You cannot have it both ways. That is why there are
choices. :-)


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