How to upgrade samba version to 3.0.22

Gerard Seibert gerard at
Sat Apr 1 12:45:01 UTC 2006

Jeffrey wrote:

> Hi,
> I am using FreeBSD 6 and install samba from ports collection
> /usr/ports/net/samba3. The "make install" download and install samba
> 3.0.14a. I noticed samba has new version 3.0.22. How can I instal the
> new verion?
> Thanks,
> Jeffrey

There are many different ways to accomplish that feat. To update Samba 
plus all of its prerequisites, etc., first update your ports 
collection. If you need help with that task, just ask.

Next, install portmanager '/usr/ports/sysutils/portmanager' and then run 
it as follows (as root obviously):

portmanager net/samba3 -l -f

That should take care of your problems as well as creating a log file 
in '/var/log' that you can inspect later if you so desire. You could 
omit the 'f' switch if you desire. It forces all of the dependencies to 
be rebuilt if required.

You might also want to consider just using this syntax:

portmanager -u -l -y -f

It will update all installed ports on your system in the correct order 
and with the proper dependencies.


Gerard Seibert
gerard at


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