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Old 04-03-2003, 06:19 AM   #1
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Angry cant install SAMBA

Hi !!
I have RH 8.0 ,as root I cd to the RPMS directory on the first cd and run the following command: rpm -ivh samba and I get the next line:
error: open of samba failed: No such file or directory.

am I on the right place ?

Old 04-03-2003, 06:23 AM   #2
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While in the RPMs directory, run an ls samba* to see if they are there. If it doesn't return three files, samba-#.#.#, samba-client-#.#.#, and samba-common-#.#.#, then they are on one of the other two CDs.
Old 04-03-2003, 09:32 AM   #3
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if you haven't downloaded the newest version of samba (2.2.8) you should go to I don't know what version is on RH8.

The 3 files you would want to download is:

then run the following:
gpg --import samba-pubkey.asc
gzip -d samba-2.2.8.tar.gz
gpg --verify samba-2.2.8.tar.asc

If you just want to run it off the CD (/mnt/cdrom/RedHat/RPMS) then you would just run:
rpm -Uvh samba-2.#.#.i386.rpm

You can get more information at by David Lechnyr.

There is also a great article at on how to add your samba server to a win2k domain so you don't have to add every single user to your samba server, they automatically get authenticated by the domain.

Old 04-03-2003, 11:50 AM   #4
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thank u very much
Old 04-06-2003, 01:38 AM   #5
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o.k !! I finally installed samba.

isnt there a utility under KDE which helpes configure samba server?
or I must work with webmin ?


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