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Old 10-06-2003, 09:34 AM   #1
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Howto install/upgrade Samba/MySQL on RH6?

Can anyone help me with the following please?

I installed RH6 on my box and I chose "install everything". After this, I subsequently installed a newer version of Samba, although I noticed that the older version was still being run at boot up. I then tried rebuilding and re-installing everything *except* Samba, then afterwards, I compiled and installed the latest version of Samba, only to find it doesn't run the new smb/nmb daemons at boot up.

The two issues I'd like help with therefore are:

1) How to install and upgrade the latest version of any packages (in this case Samba) over existing package installations.

2) How to configure these (or any other) daemons after installation so that they will load at boot up.

I appreciate that these are probably straightforward types of tasks but as a newbie its never going to be easy! I'm looking for general help in this area of Linux installation so that I can repeat this process for upgrading to a more recent version of MySQL too.

Thanks in advance for any help offered.
Old 10-06-2003, 12:06 PM   #2
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Red Hat 6 is no longer supported; patches are no longer being created for that system.

Download or purchase Red Hat 7.3 or Red Hat 9.0 (don't bother with 8.0) if you want to stick with Red Hat.

If you attach an unpatched Red Hat 6.x system to a cable modem or DSL line, it will be cracked and completely 0wned in less than two weeks - probably less than 48 hours. It's almost as dangerous as unpatched MS-IIS that way.

Seriously, I think you are wasting your time on the old stuff. If you want a pre-2.4 kernel like Red Hat 6 has there are probably other distributions still using it.

That being said....

I don't know how to configure MySQL but the samba configuration file is in /etc/smb.conf or /etc/samba/smb.conf (depending on your version of samba and compilation options used in your distro). The base version is very heavily commented, read it and/or do a "man smb.conf" command at a text prompt.

Again at a text prompt, you can type "ntsysv" to get a list of services to start at boot time. If you're running Xwindows (GUI mode) you can run Red Hat's "control panel" and look at the runlevel editor to do the same sorts of things.


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