[Samba] Sernet Packages - configure Options

Dirk Laurenz samba at laurenz.ws
Thu Apr 21 05:36:51 UTC 2016

Hello Rowland,

thanks for your tipp. the last time i tried this (was fairly samba 4.0), 
transferring fsmo roles ended up in corruption. is this now a safe 
feature? i found out, that the build options are nearly the same, just 
modules dir differs. so replace the binaries would make it? remove 
sernet packages and install my own

Am 20.04.2016 um 22:15 schrieb Rowland penny:
> On 20/04/16 20:46, Dirk Laurenz wrote:
>> Hello,
>> i want to replace the sernet packages with an own one. Because it's 
>> the DC, which is the last one which remains, i'm sure, having the 
>> same configure/built options would help with replace the binaries and 
>> keeping the database. The other DC's (2 raspberries) have been 
>> configured and built with (but complete demote/rejoin process):
>> ./configure --prefix=/usr --localstatedir=/var --sysconfdir=/etc 
>> --enable-fhs
>> Are there any sernet specific built options i need to add, or can i 
>> just proceed...?
>> Regards,
>> Dirk
> Keeping the database is not really a problem, all you need to do is 
> setup another computer, compile Samba on this, then join this as a 
> secondary DC, transfer the FSMO roles and then demote the first DC. 
> This way you can configure Samba just as you like. The main problem 
> you have trying to do it your way is, you don't know just how Sernet 
> configures Samba, try running './configure --help' in a Samba tarball 
> to see the long list of available options.
> A secondary benefit of compiling Samba into the default 
> /usr/local/samba, all the examples on the Samba wiki are relevant to 
> your setup.
> Rowland

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