[CentOS] Need help on start samba

Thu Jul 23 15:01:56 UTC 2009
Filipe Brandenburger <filbranden at gmail.com>


First of all, please do not top post.

On Thu, Jul 23, 2009 at 10:52, Rob Townley<rob.townley at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> what rpm did you use for this install?
>>> He did not use an rpm so he is on his on. He used the source tarball.
>> one would wonder why
> Why?  IIRC, I think the term is .... ready for this  ....  *Open Source *
> Further, the samba project has added a great deal more than what is in
> the standard RPMs.

However, if you are using an *enterprise* distro, it usually means you
want to use well tested and stable versions of packages. If you want
cutting edge versions, you should probably go with Fedora or Ubuntu.
If you want to install from source, you should probably go with

But more to the point, if you install software from source, you can't
expect to go to the CentOS mailing lists and ask for help. In this
specific case, the OP should either uninstall Samba from source and
install the CentOS RPMs, in which case the mailing list would be able
to help him, or should go to the Samba website and mailing lists
asking for help instead.

In this specific case, it's clear he doesn't know what he is doing and
how to fix a fairly simple problem, in which case I expect him to find
other problems just after this one is fixed, not to mention that he
will probably not be able to update and keep his versions current,
applying security patches, etc., so I think he would be better off by
uninstalling his source build and installing the CentOS RPMs instead,
in which case the experience should be smoother and, while it would
still require some skills, those would be simpler than the ones
required when building and maintaining from source yourself.