[Pkg-samba-maint] switch from compliled to debian package

Jelmer Vernooij jelmer at debian.org
Wed Mar 30 17:12:20 UTC 2011

On Wed, 2011-03-30 at 14:18 +0200, c.hoffmann at bnet.at wrote:
> I have one question about the samba4 debian package in experimental.
> Is it possible to upgrade a self compiled version of samba4 alpha14 to
> the debian package in experimental?
> The problem I have is that the file locations of my currently used
> samba-version are under /usr/local/samba/. Installing the debian
> package fails, because upgradeprovision cannot find the neccessary
> files.
> Do I have to copy the files of my installation to another location to
> do a upgradeprovision to the debian package?
Your self-compiled copy probably installed the files in the non-FHS
locations, wheras the Debian package uses the FHS locations and has a
different prefix. 

Another thing to watch out for is that you don't actually downgrade,
which the upgradeprovision script won't deal with well. Is the current
git snapshot you're using older than the one packaged in Debian?

The simplest way to upgrade is probably to do an install of the Debian
package and then overwrite the datafiles generated by the provision
script with yours. I don't have any experience doing this though, so I
have no idea whether this will work. 


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