View Full Version : Samba upgrade on OS X Server 10.6.7

May 20, 2011, 04:20 AM
Hello there all,

After a lot of fiddling about wit mac os x 10.6 server I've gotten everything to work in a "Triangle of Despair" setup.
The only thing giving me a terrible headache, and possible brain cancer in the long run, is SMB. It is the terrible version 3.0.28a-apple.
As I read, there are a lot of known bugs in it, but apple cannot upgrade it because of legal issues with the new license agreement of samba. I do not get all the legal stuff, and I really don't care about it either. All I want is a working product...

Now the questions:

- Does anyone here have some experience with upgrading samba to the latest, stable version on a Mac OS Server?

- How to go about this?

- Will it still be integrated with Server Administrator? (this is the least important as I'm not afraid of some command line, actually I like it :) )

Any insights would be greatly appreciated!!


May 20, 2011, 12:29 PM
I'm also interested in this as I have devices that do not stream correctly and they transfer over Samba. I'm on MacOS 10.6.7

I've seen version postings for Samba 3.5.8 but the download requires me to compile it, which I have no idea how to do! If theres anyone out there who can find a compiled version or compile themselves?


May 25, 2011, 12:30 PM


May 25, 2011, 03:24 PM


Anyone reporting back, and I cought your tumbleweed :)

I'm currently just fin ding out myself, will post complete instructions when I get it to work.


May 26, 2011, 08:04 AM
Jermain is on the case!