[Samba] Samba 3.2.0-pre3 packages in Debian - version of Samba in Debian lenny

Steve Langasek vorlon at debian.org
Wed Apr 30 19:39:46 GMT 2008

On Mon, Apr 28, 2008 at 07:11:45PM +0200, Christian Perrier wrote:
> Quoting Gerald (Jerry) Carter (jerry at samba.org):

> > Christian, I really disagree here.  What made you com to
> > the decision that 3.0 is batter for a September Debian
> > release?

> Because the Debian release team asked maintainers to slow odwn
> upstream version bumps as of March 2008. And one of the keys of "try
> to release Debian on time" is avoiding to go against the release team
> suggestions.

I don't agree that we should be freezing Samba in Debian so soon given the
(IMHO reasonable) scope of the 3.0->3.2 changes.  It still depends on when
3.2.0 is actually released, but I don't yet see any reason to rule out 3.2
for lenny (or intrepid).

I expect our biggest issue will still be dealing with the license change for

> (for instance, the KDE packaging team decided to stick with KDE 3.4
> for such reasons)

KDE updates are a much larger endeavor than Samba updates.  Samba, for
instance, always builds portably across all architectures on the first try.

> Debian entered the freeze stage for lenny on April 1st. Currenly, only
> the base system packages are frozen, but the freeze should slowly become
> stronger (the toolchain should come soon).

The (build-essential) toolchain is already frozen.  That still doesn't lead
me to think we should rule out 3.2.

> That's a very though decision, indeed. I somewhat feel like Steve
> Langasek will agree (actually he didn't disagree when I proposed this
> in ou internal mailign list....while he may be too busy with the
> Ubuntu release).

Yes, a little bit busy with the Ubuntu release at the time... :)

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
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