[Samba] Samba 3.0.26a Available for Download

Josh Kelley joshkel at gmail.com
Wed Sep 12 00:44:29 GMT 2007

On 9/11/07, Ed Kasky <ed at esson.net> wrote:
> 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 strongly prefer using RPMs on an RPM-based system; I think that
there are a lot of advantages to letting the package manager know
about all of the software installed on my systems.  For example, it
lets you easily switch back and forth between a version that you build
yourself and one that's provided by the vendor, and it lets you more
easily install and upgrade software across multiple computers.

Building RPMs yourself in this case is quite easy:

Set up your RPM build environment.  Instructions are available online
from several places;
http://www.city-fan.org/tips/CreateRPMBuildEnvironment appears to be a
good set of instructions.

Next, download the SRPM (.src.rpm file) from the Samba site
Although the directory is labeled Fedora, it works quite well for RHEL
and CentOS too.

Finally, run "rpmbuild --rebuild samba.src.rpm".  The resulting RPMs
will be placed in ~/rpmbuild/RPMS.

Another poster mentioned sernet's RPMs.  I personally prefer to use
the ones from Samba's web site for Fedora / RHEL / CentOS, since their
packaging more closely matches RHEL's, but your mileage may vary.

Josh Kelley

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