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    Dependencies for samba in Red Hat 9?

    Let me start off by saying I am literally a couple of days "old" to linux and a lifelong windows user, so be understanding blah blah blah.
    I am trying to install Samba/Swat off of the second Red Hat linux 9 cd (a rpm file) to connect my linux machine to the home network, printer, etc.
    After realizing that I cant keep it on the desktop but need to move it to my home folder for the command line to recognize it , i entered the rpm -iv command, to see where i was having problems.
    This is what the dependencies line said:
    "Samba = 2.2.7a is needed by samba-swat-2.2.7a-6 "

    After looking for Samba 2.2.7a on i saw TONS of possibilities. They are all very similar, but none match exactly with what the dependencies line asks for. So my question is which one do I want? It seems strange that the CD would provide a RPM file lacking the correct dependencies- did i screw something up? If so, majorly?
    Also, can somebody explain or provide a link for how to burn this file on to a cd from my XP machine properly so that my linux machine can use it?
    Thanks a lot!

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    For samba, install all the RPM's at the same time, eg, "rpm -iv samba-<version_no>.rpm samba-swat.rpm".

    failing that, install samba with "rpm -iv --force <samba-<version_no> ", and do the same for swat afterwards.

    the documentation here: i have found to be useful.

    On the CD burning issue, just burn the CD as ISO9960? format and and CD player should be able to read it. Setting up the burning format would depend on your burner, most would default to that value anyway.


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    The CD only gives one RPM having to do with samba/swat- it is named samba-swat-2.2.7a-6.i386.rpm -unless i'm looking in the wrong spots?
    So if i were getting the samba rpm online, which version would i want? i gather ( )that 9 is still only in beta, will this be a problem? Would it be safer to use one of the 8 files?
    Thanks for the reply and the CD clarification.

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