[Samba] Best Pratice for installing samba package in production environment
infractory at gmail.com
Wed Apr 20 10:49:49 UTC 2016
And for lazy people - as me - who started with Sernet's packages and then
switched to compiled version there is an option from ./configure script
called "--enable-fhd" which is meant to install Samba DB and stuffs into
/var/lib/samba as with Sernet's packages.
>From configure's help:
Use FHS-compliant paths (default no)
You should consider using this together with:
--prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc --localstatedir=/var
So the configure line become:
./configure --enable-fhs --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc
--localstatedir=/var + Your own options.
This is better used when creating a package as stuffs are installed
directly inside the system (/usr, /var...) and so clean up if harder to
perform than when installing into dedicated directory. With a package your
distribution installer will perform that clean up for you when removing the
package or changing it.
2016-04-19 19:58 GMT+02:00 Rowland penny <rpenny at samba.org>:
> On 19/04/16 18:07, Jules Houantonon wrote:
>> Dear Rowland,
>> thank you for your mail and the details provided.
>> In that case, i suppose that it will be possible for someone that
>> initially install the sernet 4.2.X version, to receive the earlier
>> updates of samba4 after subcription.
> You only need a Sernet subscription to obtain the Sernet Samba packages >=
> 4.3.x. I suppose if you did install the latest free 4.2.x package, you
> could upgrade to Sernet 4.3.x and up, but you would need to obtain a Sernet
> subscription, you would also need to contact Sernet to confirm this.
>> I mean that passing to the earlier version of samba sernet package
>> without migrating active directory to another server.
> Which ever way you install Samba as an AD DC, you should be able to
> upgrade Samba or change distro. You could do this by installing later
> packages on the DC, or by installing Samba on another DC. The only real
> problem comes when you try to move from a distros or Sernet packages to
> compiling Samba yourself, for by default 'configure' will put everything in
>> Thank you again one more time.
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