up-to-date samba4 debian wheezy package ?

denis bonnenfant denis.bonnenfant at diderot.org
Sat Apr 27 03:28:40 MDT 2013

Le 27/04/2013 01:05, Andrew Bartlett a écrit :
> On Fri, 2013-04-26 at 18:31 +0200, Christian PERRIER wrote:
>> Quoting denis bonnenfant (denis.bonnenfant at diderot.org):
>>> 3 - Packages in debian wheezy/sid are really old ! providing beta-2
>>> in a distrib is worse than nothing !
>> Please don't yell. We're aware about that but, unfortunately, the
>> timing of the Samba4 releases didn't match the timing ofthe wheezy freeze.
> It has to be understood that the purpose of the samba4 package in debian
> is (as I understand it) not primarily to provide the AD DC, but to
> provide the libraries for openchange.

Sorry , it was not a criticism of your work ! I was just wondering about 
why providing such package.
>>> 4 - experimental provides 4.0.3, but it can't be backported easily (see 2)
>>> So my question is : is it worth to spend time modifying existing
>>> debian sources, or is there any chances to have in near future an
>>> up-to-date official debian wheezy package ?
>> Official: zero chance.
>> Backported: maybe. But that will happen when we first have released a
>> merged "samba" package that is "Samba4" but includes file and printing
>> services.
>> This will be "some day" uploaded to unstable, targeting Debian
>> jessie. The, once it enters "testing", it is likely that we work on a
>> backport (in the hope it won't require us to backport too many
>> packages)
>> The next step for all this is merging the functionalities of the
>> current "samba" package into what is currently "samba4" in
>> experimental, then release it as "samba".
> And this is where I was working, but I've been caught up on other
> things, so I've not made progress in a couple of months.  I probably
> need someone else to take over, but for now it remains on 'my list'.
> I got stuck at the point of rebasing the changes on the 'samba'
> bzr-converted-to-git tree rather than the 'samba4' git tree.
>> The tricky part will be handling upgrades from existing Samba3 steups
Sure !

But if I just want to provide a wheezy binary  samba4 DC/fileserver 
package, without any automatic debian's installation/migration scripts, 
and far from debian quality levels, does the actual debian package 
compiled with upstream sources fits my needs, provided that I solve 
Wheezy's dependancies issues ?


Denis Bonnenfant

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