I would like to lead with a I am a newb when it comes to linux, so if my questions seems dumb please understand where I am coming from.
I see on RedHat site Samba package:
I would like to upgrade Samba on my Centos 4.4 box. I ran the following command to verify it is installed:
[root@nice ~]# rpm -qa 'samba*'
I found this article about doing an inplace upgrade of samba using the following commands (see below)
My questions are:
1) does the rpm command download the file?
2) How to get get the samba 3.0.33.x? ( I need it so Samba works with my Win7 boxes)
3) Would this process also be similar to update Samba on RedHat?
;upgrade the smb client library files in place
rpm -Uvh libsmbclient-3.0.25a-33.i386.rpm
service smb stop ;stopping services
rpm -ev samba-client ; remove samba-client
;force removal of both samba and samba-common
;the force removal lets you keep the conf files in place
rpm -ev --nodeps samba
rpm -ev --nodeps samba-common
;install new packages...
rpm -ivh samba3-client-3.0.25a-33.i386.rpm
rpm -Uvh samba3-winbind-3.0.25a-33.i386.rpm
rpm -Uvh samba3-3.0.25a-33.i386.rpm
;samba conf files are renamed during package installation,
; so just change them back.
mv ./smb.conf.rpmsave ./smb.conf
mv ./smbusers.rpmsave ./smbusers
service smb start