Downgrading from 3.0 [was Re: Deleting parameters]

Mike Gerdts Michael.Gerdts at
Tue Nov 13 06:28:02 GMT 2001

On Tue, 2001-11-13 at 09:13, Gerald (Jerry) Carter wrote:

> Jeremy and I were talking yesterday and he brought u9p a really good
> point.  Not only must there be a migration path from 2.2. to 3.0, but
> there also must be a means of downgrading to 2.2 **from** 3.0.
> If 2.2.0 showed uus anything is was that people try xx.0 release and back
> down if things don't work correctly.  This downgrade path may be just to
> save a copy of the pre-converted smb.conf.  Just pointing it out that the
> path must be bi-directional.

Perhaps introducing a search path for configuration files would be
useful.  Samba 1.x and 2.x use smb.conf.  Samba 3 could use smb3.conf if
found, if not smb.conf.  That could just be ugly thought.

Better yet, just make it so that anything that mucks with a config file
uses RCS or SCCS to keep revisions.  This includes migration tools,
swat, etc.  If a tool finds that a file was edited without being checked
out properly, it checks it out properly, checks in the changes, makes
the modifications that it needs to make, then checks in its own changes.

Both ideas suck in some cases, but I for some reason felt the need to
throw them out there.


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