[Samba] Upgrade from 3.0.4 to 3.4.5 gotchas?

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Mon Jan 25 11:53:37 MST 2010

On Mon, Jan 25, 2010 at 1:03 PM, Joe <joe at freakyacres.com> wrote:
> I'm about to install 3.4.5 over 3.0.4 on an old FreeBSD 5.2.1 server from
> source.  The server is backed up to tape.
> Could I make life easier by backing up some files by hand to another
> directory?
> In theory should "make install" be all I have to do?  (yes I ran configure
> and make)
> Will the old smb.conf need modified?

Yes definitely. You are going ahead 6 years of development.

Normally you are supposed to take a look at the change logs between
versions to determine what parameters have been changed or removed but
that would be very painful for that type of move.

I would run


before starting samba and fix any thing it complains about.


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