[CentOS] Need help on start samba

Fri Jul 24 01:57:41 UTC 2009
JohnS <jses27 at gmail.com>

On Thu, 2009-07-23 at 11:01 -0400, Filipe Brandenburger wrote:
> Hi,
> 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
> Gentoo.
> 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.
> HTH,
> Filipe
Could not have said it any better...:-)