[Samba] windows 7 cannot connect

Marc Fromm Marc.Fromm at wwu.edu
Wed Aug 10 16:38:09 MDT 2011

The server currently has 3.0.33 on it, but it needs at least 3.4 to work with windows 7 computers. Red hat will not be upgrading samba beyond 3.0.33 for their 32bit RH5 users. Thus I am stuck and cannot use yum and the red hat repos to do the upgrade. 

On site directed me to this page to download the rpms, but I am not experienced enough with manually updating a package.
http://ftp.sernet.de/pub/samba/ . I downloaded all the files listed under the 3.6/rhel/5/i386 directory.

Thus I was hoping to find to step by step on how to do the upgrade.

-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Weiss [mailto:cweiss at gmail.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, August 10, 2011 2:17 PM
To: Marc Fromm
Cc: John Drescher; samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: Re: [Samba] windows 7 cannot connect

On Wed, Aug 10, 2011 at 3:13 PM, Marc Fromm <Marc.Fromm at wwu.edu> wrote:
> My googling seems to point at upgrading samba to 3.4. Currently installed on my RHEL 5.2 32 bit server is as listed below for smb and samba.
> If I was running RHEL 64 bit I would be supported by red hat and updating the OS to the latest 5.x would provide this for me. For some reason red hat feels they do not need to support their 32 bit users, which my server is running, and updating the OS does not update certain packages like samba and php. Even though I have paid support with red hat they will not provide support to update the needed packages.
> Thus, is there a detailed set of procedures on how to manually upgrade samba on a RHEL 5.2 server? I do not want to try this by trial and error and cripple the server.

I think RH 5 has a samba 3.x package, or was that only Centos?  I don't recall what version it was intro'd

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