On packaging complex software (KDE, and my thoughts on Samba)
abartlet at samba.org
Fri Aug 15 14:58:18 MDT 2014
These links came to my attention on LWN:
So much of this also rings true for Samba - we have of course been
looking at the bundled libraries issue here of late, but most of the
other issues have also come up one way or another. In a reverse sense
it took ages to package Samba 4.x for debian because of the issues
un-picking the co-installablity between the old samba4 packages and the
unified Samba 4.x packages.
The next interesting step in debian packaging would be to actually do a
'make test' in a packaged build, using the new cwrap approach.
Andrew Bartlett http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team http://samba.org
Samba Developer, Catalyst IT http://catalyst.net.nz/services/samba
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