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Old 08-25-2002, 05:05 PM   #1
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Question samba install problem...


True Linux Newbie...

I know I've been down this road before but I can't seem to remember the process for installing a new version of samba onto my 7.3 server. This is what I've done so far:
1. Downloaded "samba-latest.tar.gz" to a "/downloads" directory on my server.
2. Navigated to "/downloads" and ran:
"tar -zxvf samba-latest-2.2.3a-6.tar.gz". This extracted the files into "/downloads/samba-2.2.5".
3. I'm thinking I need to get these files or this directory to the "/etc" directory.

Did I do something wrong here? How do I get these files to where they need to be without deleting and adding to "/etc/samba".
Any help is appreciated...

I did remove all old versions of samba before installing the new one.
 
Old 08-25-2002, 06:30 PM   #2
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Re: samba install problem...

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Originally posted by marvc
True Linux Newbie...


"tar -zxvf samba-latest-2.2.3a-6.tar.gz". This extracted the files into "/downloads/samba-2.2.5".
3. I'm thinking I need to get these files or this directory to the "/etc" directory.

Did I do something wrong here? How do I get these files to where they need to be without deleting and adding to "/etc/samba".
Any help is appreciated...

I did remove all old versions of samba before installing the new one.
Gidday!

from README in samba.tar.gz ...
--------8<--------8<--------8<--------8<--------8<--------8<--------
This is version 2.2.X of Samba, the free SMB and CIFS client and
server for unix and other operating systems. Samba is maintained by
the Samba Team, who support the original author, Andrew Tridgell.

>>>> Please read THE WHOLE of this file as it gives important information
>>>> about the configuration and use of Samba.

NOTE: Installation instructions may be found in
docs/htmldocs/UNIX_INSTALL.html
--------8<--------8<--------8<--------8<--------8<--------8<--------

Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 08-25-2002, 06:48 PM   #3
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yes, read the docs, but erm.. search this site for info on how to install from source, it's a pretty trivial problem really. why not go from an rpm? i presume you are on redhat or mandrake...?
 
Old 08-25-2002, 07:07 PM   #4
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redhat...was simply trying to install the latest that's posted on the samba site. didn't think it'll be this hard.
thanks...i'll get the rpm...
 
Old 08-25-2002, 07:10 PM   #5
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well it's really not hard, you simply haven't found out how to install from source... you'll get there, especially if you invest in a recnt linux book. well worth the money
 
Old 08-27-2002, 10:10 AM   #6
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ok...i'm still not making any progress on this error: The connection was refused when attempting to contact 127.0.0.1:901.
I've searched google like a good little newbie and come up with nothing. Aside from reinstalling this system, I'm not sure what else to do. I can ping localhost and localhost shows in my etc/hosts as it should:
127.0.0.1 localhost localhost.localdomain.localhost
This is 7.3 server



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Old 08-27-2002, 01:32 PM   #7
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Got it...This sminux is so funny. One install goes fine and the next install, with the same configurations selected, goes funky. Anyway
fixed.
 
  


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