Samba upgrade. How?


#1

I would like to upgrade default samba version 3.2.5 which is installed in My Book Live to latest 3.5.6.

3.2.5 is quite old.

In latest versions a lot of errors is fixed and possibly it will have smaller memory usage & faster speed.

Looks like there is no 3.5.6 available thru ‘apt-get’ even in backports , so i will try to compile it myself…

I’m not Debian guru, so i just hope it will be possible to compile it in /home/user and then just replace current executable file from /usr/sbin with this new version…

Ideas?


#2

Sorry buddy I dont think your able to do that?


#3

Of course it is possible (you can compile it yourself from source), but not knowing all aspects of samba config and also possible customizations made by WD on this NAS I will not risk it.

Will stick with default MBL samba version.


#4

Agreed with Jazzymood.

Custom modifications were done to this specific Samba version to support the chipset. If you go and change this, you will see a significant performance hit plus whatever other issues would arise from changing out a core service like this.


#5

I also think it will void your warranty thats mostly why i say you cant


#6

What are the errors / problems you face with the current version?


#7

none.