[Samba] Samba upgrade HowTo requested

Willy Offermans Willy at Offermans.Rompen.nl
Thu Dec 16 14:49:02 UTC 2010

Hello Peter,

On Thu, Dec 16, 2010 at 05:42:10PM +0300, Peter Trifonov wrote:
> Hi Willy,
> > Last weekend I decided to upgrade the samba server. We were running
> > Samba
> > 3.3 something and FreeBSD portupgrade was complaining that this version
> > should be removed and assumingly replaced by the newest version. I
> > removed the package via portupgrade and installed the 3.5.6 version. The
> Are you running  winbindd on this server? If yes, does it work properly?
> In my case it failed to communicate group IDs to the system, so I had to
> rollback to v. 3.4.9.
> > And specifically for FreeBSD users: How should we deal with an upgrade of
> samba via portupgrade?
> I have upgraded it many times before, and in most cases it was just make
> deinstall & make reinstall.  
> With best regards,
> P. Trifonov

Concerning your first question:

No, we are not running winbindd, so I cannot tell you if it might work.

To your second remark:

Well, it might be that it has worked in your case, but certainly not in
mine. I do not know what happened to the drivers or database of the drivers, but
something was really messed up. I like to clarify this and to put it on a
higher level. I like to figure out what the procedure is to follow and how
we can inform the users about this procedure.

Met vriendelijke groeten,
With kind regards,
Mit freundlichen Gruessen,


W.K. Offermans
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