We have a RH7.3 server running Samba 2.2.7a
Yesterday I was trying to troubleshoot a small issue with roaming profiles and it looks like I uncovered a bug in the Samba version we are using.
To fix it I need to upgrade to Samba 3.0.10 or higher. I did not originally set this server up, and it has ran reasonably faultlessly since being set-up. I have some basic Linux skills but am still a novice in most areas.
So - the questions:
1) Does anybody know if I can expect any issues upgrading from Samba 2.2.7a to 3.0.20 on RH7.3?
2) I could not find an RPM package for Samba 3.0.10 so downloaded the 3.0.20 .tar.gz package and am currently practising compiling it for RH7.3 on a spare non-production machine. I have never done a compile from source before. Should I try and make an RPM package from this to install it or just install it with 'make install'?
3) Do I need to uninstall the previous version of Samba before installing the new version?
Any other tips for a novice trying to carry out the upgrade with not many clues!?