[Samba] Upgrading samba from source over debian packages

Bob of Donelson Trophy bob at donelsontrophy.net
Tue Sep 27 21:17:10 UTC 2016

On 2016-09-27 13:31, Marc Muehlfeld via samba wrote:

> Hello Elias,
> Am 27.09.2016 um 18:16 schrieb Elias Pereira via samba: 
>> We have samba 4.1.17 installed via debian package and would like to install
>> the latest version 4.5 from source.
>> It's possible to perform this upgrade over the packages? If so, what the
>> paths used in the installation via debian packages?
> https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Build_Samba_from_Source#Viewing_Built_Options_of_an_Existing_Installation
> Pass the paths as options to the 'configure' script. See --help.
> Don't forget to uninstall the packages before running 'make install'.
> Otherwise you risk that a Debian update overrides your setup or getting
> dependency problems.
> Regards,
> Marc

When it comes to compiling from source I have just begun learning the
"ins and outs" as they say. Now . . . here is a real newbie question,
sorry but I don't know. What happens when said distro comes along with
their own upgrade? Let's just say the distro comes along with version
4.4.5 upgrade, for example, is my version 4.5.0 from source installed to
their paths ignored? As in left alone . . . as in their upgrade does not
"mess up" my compiled installation?


Bob Wooden of Donelson Trophy

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