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Old 09-10-2004, 01:57 PM   #1
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How do I install Samba if I didn't install it when I installed FC2?


So, I have a want to create a File Server on my network on a pre-existing LINUX server that I have running. When I installed FC2, I did not choose the windows file server option as I didn't think I'd need to use it. But, I find myself having a want for it now. How would I go about installing Samba since I didn't install it at the initial install? Last time I tried to install something rather large after initial install, I gave up on it as it had SO MANY package dependencies it would have taken longer to get them all cleared up than to reinstall LINUX.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 09-10-2004, 02:02 PM   #2
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Consider setting up apt4rpm or Yum to help you manage dependencies. Both will, IIRC, support your installation CDs as repositories. Or you could try just installing all the samba RPMs at once (rpm -ivh samba*.rpm" in the appropriate directory of your install CDs) and only fall back to setting up something more advanced if you run into major problems. You could also compile from source.
 
Old 09-10-2004, 02:04 PM   #3
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I appreciate the quick response. It would probably be easier to compile from source. But, as of yet, I'm still a LINUX newbie (as you can see by the forum I'm posting on). Where can I get the Samba source. And, once I get it down, how do I compile it?

Thanks in advance

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Old 09-10-2004, 02:47 PM   #4
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As a Debian user, I also recommend Apt. I specifically dumped the Mandrake install I started with because of the RPM dependency hell involved. I've never looked back. Deb packages are so easy to use and you don't generally have to worry about whether the package supports "your" version of the distro.
 
Old 09-10-2004, 03:37 PM   #5
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This whole venture has ended up being extremely difficult. I tried to get apt4rpm, but it was missing files that I can't find the right packages for. I tried finding a way to download the samba source to no avail.

I hate to ask for a step by step guide on how to do this, but that might just be what I need for the time being.

Can anyone help me out here?

Thanks

FlipsidE
 
Old 09-10-2004, 03:46 PM   #6
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Samba doesn't seem hard to find at all -- go to www.samba.org and follow the download links. Of course, I've never compiled Samba from source myself, so there may be more stuff to download, but if so the README file in the tarball will give you exact instructions for wehat to do.
 
Old 09-10-2004, 06:17 PM   #7
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That had to be the most difficult thing I have ever done since I started playin with server administration with LINUX. But, I FINALLY got it working. Thanks for the help guys!

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