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Recommended update for SAMBA


(Last modified: 21MAY2002)

solutions Recommended update for SAMBA SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (22ce7b3fffcf3f93b2eb2c902b4bef47)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA32

Package: samba
Release: 20020521
Obsoletes: none


Everybody using SAMBA should install this update.



Problem description

This is the current stable release of samba. This is the version that all production Samba servers should be running for all current bug-fixes. Main improvements are:
  • Better printing functionality for Windows NT/2k/XP clients.
  • Several fixes relating to serving PC database files from a Samba file share.
  • Several improves in Samba's VFS (Virtual FileSystem) layer.
  • Continued improvements to winbind for greater scalability and stability.
With version 2.2.4 SAMBA is build for both possible security authentication mechanism (SAM), smbpasswd and LDAP. smbpasswd is the classic file based method. LDAP requires a properly configured LDAP server, e.g. the SuSE Linux eMail Server.
Because there is no runtime configuration to select LDAP or classic SAM in SAMBA 2.2.x, we needed to build the binaries twice. Therefore you must in addition to samba and smbclnt install either samba-classic and samba-classic-client or samba-ldap and samba-ldap-client. These packages contain the appropriate binaries for the wanted SAM and conflict to each other pair.
Packages needed for classic, smbpasswd based SAM: samba, smbclnt, samba-classic, samba-classic-client
Packages needed for LDAP based SAM: samba, smbclnt, samba-ldap, samba-ldap-client
This version includes the winbind daemon to resolve names from Microsoft Windows NT(tm) servers. You need to configure this service in /etc/smb.conf. See the manual page - man 8 winbindd - for more details. winbindd is not automatical configurable and activated at boot time. After you've configured the service you need to set START_WINBIND in /etc/rc.config to yes.


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Uvh --nodeps samba.rpm smbclnt.rpm
Please note: You will need either the update for Samba LDAP or the Update for Samba Classic (smbpasswd) in addition to this patch in order to get a working system.

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