[Samba] Upgrading samba from source over debian packages
steve_a at cinergymetro.net
Wed Sep 28 13:11:58 UTC 2016
On 09/28/2016 08:13 AM, Rowland Penny via samba wrote:
> On Wed, 28 Sep 2016 07:00:17 -0500
> Bob of Donelson Trophy via samba <samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:
>> On 2016-09-28 06:41, Rowland Penny via samba wrote:
>>> On Wed, 28 Sep 2016 06:29:00 -0500
>>> Bob of Donelson Trophy via samba <samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:
>>> On 2016-09-28 01:04, Marc Muehlfeld via samba wrote:
>>> Am 27.09.2016 um 21:14 schrieb Elias Pereira via samba:
>>> Maybe, it would be nice to put on the wiki that step regarding
>>> uninstall the old packages version. I believe that a good portion
>>> of users unaware that step. :)
>>> I only can add a general and installation, because distros have
>>> different package managers and you can run into dependencies
>>> problems. For example, when you uninstall Samba, cifs-utils is also
>>> automatically removed - even if you don't want to compile this
>>> I will see if I find a place where this general information fits
>> Out of curiosity I ran "apt remove samba" on Ubuntu 16.04.1LTS and
>> removal adds "winbind" packages "will be REMOVED" even though I don't
>> want to remove winbind. So, " . . . because distros have different
>> package managers and you can run into dependencies problems." yes, I
>> understand you reluctance to adding "uninstall" instructions in the
>> wiki. IMHO, this is actually a distro related issue.
>> Marc, you probably already know this but, I just thought everyone
>> should be aware. I have also seen different types of distro related
>> issues, like this, in CentOS and Fedora experiments where package
>> manager is going to un-install and/or install some package due to
>> dependency requirements.
>> Bob, if you removing Samba to compile your own version, then it
>> doesn't matter that winbind is also removed, compiling Samba also
>> provides winbind.
>> Thanks. I was just accelerated my searching to find the "that" answer.
> Bob, if you run ./configure --help in the base of an unpacked Samba
> tarball, you will get a list of options that can be passed to the
> compile, amongst these are the places to put various parts of Samba. If
> you do not set any of these, Samba will be installed
> to /usr/local/samba and when I say Samba, I mean all of Samba, the
> binaries and libraries etc, you get uptodate versions of ldb, tdb,
> tevent etc.
> The problem comes if you are trying to upgrade from a
> distro package, these scatter Samba in several places and you will need
> to find a way to move thing like sam.ldb to the correct place.
> The easiest way would be to set up another DC joined to the domain and
> then demote and remove the original DC.
And, if I'm understanding you correctly, I could have Samba AD 4.3.8
installed from the Ubuntu repository, build Samba 4.5.1 from source on a
second server, let it replicate as a second AD DC, then demote the original?
That's a neat way to move from an older version to a new!
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