samba 3.0.24

James Kosin jkosin at
Wed Nov 28 13:55:40 UTC 2007

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Dario Lesca wrote:
> On a FC6 System:
>> [root at s-vmw ~]# yum update
>> Loading "installonlyn" plugin
>> Setting up Update Process
>> .....
>> Updating:
>>  samba                   i386       3.0.24-8.fc6    
updates            16 M
>>  samba-client            i386       3.0.24-8.fc6     updates          
4.2 M
>>  samba-common            i386       3.0.24-8.fc6     updates          
8.6 M
>> ....
>> Is this ok [y/N]:
> >From Fedora site:
> >From
>> Latest News
>>       * 20 November 2007 Samba 3.0.27a Available for Download
>>       * 15 November 2007 Samba 3.0.27 Available for Download
>>       *
>>       *
> What's happen ?
Don't get too discouraged, several things:

(1)   You probably have the updates-testing site enabled for FC6.  The
RedHat people have a QA step before releasing any patches to catch or
try to catch any silly mistakes made by rushing in to fix a problem.
It will be pushed to the updates when voted as being OK.

(2)   Instead of updating to the latest version; which CAN break some
features, RedHat (Fedora) only patches the security flaw or defect and
does not upgrade the entire application.  If you read the mailing
lists regularly for SAMBA, you will notice after a while the SAMBA
community tries to make things better; but, sometimes features have to
go away for that to happen seamlessly or without complicating the code
too much.

Good Luck, and read the notes in the RPM file on the fix.  'rpm -q
- --changelog samba' after installing.
- -James
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