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Old 10-19-2005, 04:40 PM   #1
sihtworth
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samba-common Install Problems


Hi, I'm running Fedora Core 3 with all the updates from up2date installed (does this make it Core 4?) and have been trying to install samba, as I haven't got it installed already. When I choose Applications > System Settings > Add/Remove Applications and select samba, samba-client and samba-config from the Window File Server section of the Package Management tool and click Update, I get a Package Not Found error saying that samba-client needs samba-common and installation cannot continue until samba-common is installed.

If I then go on-line and download and run the latest samba-common rpm from the samba webite (samba-common-3.0.20b-1.i386.rpm) I get an error saying that a newer version of samba-common is already installed.

Does anyone know why I see this contradiction or better still know how I can get around it?

Thanks
 
Old 10-19-2005, 11:56 PM   #2
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I don't know why this contradiction happens but better you go for command line option for installing samba. You know for samba installation samba,samba-client and samba-common rpms are needed. First you check samba-common is really install or not by 'rpm -qa | grep samba' command. Now install samba server by 'rpm -ivh samba----.rpm --aid' command. The aid option will resolve dependency and will automatically install needed rpms.
 
Old 10-20-2005, 12:33 AM   #3
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Re: samba-common Install Problems

Quote:
Originally posted by sihtworth
Hi, I'm running Fedora Core 3 with all the updates from up2date installed (does this make it Core 4?)
No, it doesn't; if you want the most updated stuff, you should upgrade to FC4.

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When I choose Applications > System Settings > Add/Remove Applications and select samba, samba-client and samba-config from the Window File Server section of the Package Management tool and click Update, I get a Package Not Found error saying that samba-client needs samba-common and installation cannot continue until samba-common is installed.

If I then go on-line and download and run the latest samba-common rpm from the samba webite (samba-common-3.0.20b-1.i386.rpm) I get an error saying that a newer version of samba-common is already installed.
Don't use Add/Remove Programs or Up2date to install or update stuff; they have problems. Use Yum, the recommended updater for Fedora Core. Here is a tutorial. You can do "yum install samba samba-client samba-config" or something like that.
 
Old 10-20-2005, 01:08 AM   #4
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Sihworth, I don't see why upgrading to the latest kernel and the latest applications is not the same as FC4...what's the difference then should be the question.

Have you tried yum?

try and use

yum install samba-*

That should work, I think. Yum will resolve dependencies as they arise. Using the arcane add/remove apps on FC sucks...Linux, or at least the fedora group, realy needs to work on a common install manager and UNINSTALL manager.

Also, try and go to Menu >> System Settings >> Server Settings to see if samba is there. If it is, then u can use the GUI to go to services under Server Settings to check the samba process and start it.
 
Old 10-23-2005, 08:30 AM   #5
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Thanks everyone. yum sorted it all out. Now I just have to set up smb.conf....
 
  


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