Upgrading a port....

Joshua Lokken joshua at twobirds.us
Sun Apr 25 12:14:49 PDT 2004

* Ralph M. Los <Ralph at boundariez.com> [2004-04-25 10:14]:
> Hi,
> 	I currently have Samba 2.2.8a running.  I'd like to get up to
> the 3.0.x.x version, as I've heard there are significant advances in
> that version.  Can someone tell me if I do a 'make install' from the
> /usr/ports/net/samba-devel directory if it'll "upgrade" my current Samba
> 2.2.8a to 3.x.x.x?  If not, what will happen?  Also, how would I go
> about upgrading in that case?
Samba 2.2.8 and 3.x are separate; similar to FreeBSD4.x and 5.x, I
suppose.  You definitely want to check out portupgrade if you're wanting
to maintain software from the ports collection, but I'm afraid a

# portupgrade samba-2.2.8

will not get you the desired results.  Now, I
don't know if they're mutually exclusive, but you may want to install
Samba 3.x on another machine to test it first.  I use it here at home,
and yes the 3.x branch does introduce alot of functionality not found in


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