[CentOS] Downgrade samba?

Ross S. W. Walker rwalker at medallion.com
Tue Sep 11 14:08:55 UTC 2007

gjgowey at tmo.blackberry.net wrote:
> My thoughts:
> Uninstall the current version using yum, grab the source tgz 
> for the version for the version you want from samba, and 
> compile it using --prefix=/usr/local/mysamba to put all of 
> that ver in that directory.  Then when you want to use the 
> latest again delete the mysamba dir and install the new ver with yum.

Actually to take Geoff's idea 1 further, install locally compiled
version of samba into prefix /usr/local/samba like Geoff stated, but
keep the binaries off the path, then use 'alternatives' to link in
your locally compiled version to their /usr/bin location so it
appears as a standard install.

You can then use the rpm relocate feature to install the distro
version of samba into prefix /usr/samba and provide a second
'alternative' for the distro version of samba.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: "Jason Pyeron" <jpyeron at pdinc.us>
> Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2007 21:49:42 
> To:"'CentOS mailing list'" <centos at centos.org>
> Subject: [CentOS] Downgrade samba?
> After reading 
> http://lists.samba.org/archive/samba/2003-November/001828.html
> what would the best approach for downgrading 
> samba-3.0.10-1.4E.12.2 to 2.7
> on centos4, then later upgrading back to current?
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