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Old 10-15-2012, 02:54 AM   #1
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RH9 - Issues with Samba makerpms script


Hi

I'm having issues updating Samba on RH9.

I tried running /tmp/samba-3.0.24/packaging/Redhat-9/makerpms.sh script and I get the following error;

:command not found:
:command not found5:
:command not found8:
:command not found0:
The RPM Version on this machine is: 4.2
:command not found9:
`akerpms.sh: line 33 :Syntax arror near unexpected token `in
`akerpms.sh: line 33 :`case $RPMVER in

I'm only use to installing rpm packages, not creating them.

Not sure where I'm going wrong, but any help would be appreciated.

Pete
 
Old 10-15-2012, 04:59 AM   #2
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don't use RH9. You really must have NO reason to be using it at all. 5 years ago, it was a tenuous thing to be using, now there is surely no good (or even bad) reason to have to use it. Pick a current Distro instead of something that is *massively* obsolete.
 
Old 10-15-2012, 06:29 PM   #3
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Hi

The RH9 is the primary OS in a flight simulator which is heavily configuration controlled for a customer. Hoping updating Samba will fix a bunch of issues, and will be simpler then updating the OS which would be a huge engineering overhead.

Any help to update Samba would be awesome.

Pete
 
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This is roughly analogous to the concept of trying to maintain a Windows 95 or ME system. My hunch is that updating the OS is the best long-term solution. I have, however, no sage advice as to how to convince the customer of this.
 
Old 10-16-2012, 02:22 AM   #5
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Hmm, well do you really need to make an RPM in the first place? Given the one off usage of this, why not just install from source?
 
Old 10-16-2012, 03:03 AM   #6
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@pixellany: would you believe we still use DOS!! To give you an idea - to upgrade a heap of ball mice to optical devices on this sim your looking at a cost in the tens of thousands for the engineering effort. Configuration Control costs big money.

Are there any good "How To" guides on installing from source in RH9?

Thanks

Pete
 
Old 10-16-2012, 03:06 AM   #7
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Samba should really just be a "./configure; make; make install" really.
 
Old 10-17-2012, 01:02 PM   #8
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@pixellany: would you believe we still use DOS!!
When it comes to computing, I'll believe just about anything.... Sorry I was not able to help on this one......
 
Old 11-03-2012, 05:51 PM   #9
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I found the error of my ways with this Samba install for RH9. While I was on a win2K terminal connected to the RH9 server, and without thinking I used winzip the extract the package instead on doing it under linux. I ended up noticing there were quite a few source files missing which finally triggered my mistake. After using tar to extract the package, Samba installed fine.

The later version of Samba has since solved a few of the issues we were having with the sim.

Thanks for your input..

Pete
 
Old 11-03-2012, 06:29 PM   #10
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petekat03
99.99% of the people who post about RH9
have no clue that it is old and very dead and is "6ft. under"
so

if you have any more problems
PLEASE state that it is running a LARGE scale ? guessing? proprietary flight sim and you MUST use it

but with rh9 you will run into the same issues of still using win95 or Win98 in a windows7 and 8 world
and the same hair pulling issues you are having still using
Quote:
win2K terminal
windows2000 is also unsupported

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