What is blocking a Samba4 Tech Preview?

Steve Langasek vorlon at debian.org
Mon Dec 19 11:52:02 GMT 2005

On Mon, Dec 19, 2005 at 12:32:53PM +0100, Jelmer Vernooij wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 19, 2005 at 02:55:58AM -0800, Steve Langasek wrote about 'Re: What is blocking a Samba4 Tech Preview?':
> > On Sun, Dec 18, 2005 at 10:06:55PM +0100, Jelmer Vernooij wrote:
> > > > If we can get some of this code out into the hands of users, we might
> > > > get the interest and developers we so desperately need, but doing
> > > > 'nothing' (ie continuing development) isn't going to move us.
> > > Certainly! The Debian packages of Samba4 are a bit more sane now,
> > > after a couple of patches from Steinar Gunderson (Sesse for those on
> > > IRC), so I hope we can get some Samba4 packages in Debians
> > > experimental as well.
> > What is the (eventual) upgrade path from samba3 to samba4 going to look
> > like?
> There currently is an upgrade script that reads in a Samba3 smb.conf
> file and the various Samba3 TDB files and writes out the appropriate
> Samba4 data files. I guess you'd be using these in upgrades. 

Ok.  Does the current packaging use this? :-)

> > I would like to see samba4 packages in experimental at some point,
> > but I'm not really happy with the idea of renamed packages; it seems to me
> > this will just make it more difficult for us to support upgrades from these
> > packages once samba4 is released.
> Do you mean the fact that the packages are prefixed by 'samba4' rather
> then 'samba' or other things as well?

Yes, this is what I meant.

> So far, I've been trying to keep the package names distinct from the
> official ones, since if I'd messed up things with version numbers, people
> wouldn't have been able to upgrade from my packages to more recent
> official ones.

Fair enough.  I think we should be able to get the version numbers right by
the time we upload to experimental, though.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
vorlon at debian.org                                   http://www.debian.org/
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