/opt packaging

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Fri Dec 23 19:45:23 GMT 2005

On Fri, 2005-12-23 at 09:26 -0600, Gerald (Jerry) Carter wrote:
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> tridge at samba.org wrote:
> > What the Linux distros do is up to them. In the case 
> > of apache many distros have a separate "apache"
> > and "apache2" package, and that certainly makes life a
> > lot easier for administrators who want to specifically
> > use one or the other. I would not be surprised if the
> > distros do something very similar with Samba 3.x 
> > and Samba 4.x. I don't think we should force this
> > on them though, and I think that when Samba 4.0 is
> > eventually release it should be called samba-4.0.tar.gz
> > on the samba.org download, just like our previous 
> > major releases.
> Tridge,
> I think the main different between Samba 3/4 and Apache 1/2
> is that users will want to install Samba 3 & 4 at the same
> time for the foreseeable future.  I predict that the adoption
> path with be Samba 4 as a AD DC and Samba 3 as the file/print
> server.  So this makes a huge difference in packaging.
> Feel free to do what ever you want.  I'm just throwing
> out my predictions.

In the short term, perhaps the easy way out of this area (without the
major refactor that providing a package that in no way conflicts with
Samba3) is to make use of the --prefix we already well support.

We could provide packages that install Samba4 under /opt/samba4, as well
as packages that install into the traditional system paths.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team           http://samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College  http://hawkerc.net
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