[Release Planning 4.2] Samba 4.2.0rc1 scheduled for Wednesday, October 1

Michael Wood esiotrot at gmail.com
Tue Sep 23 11:59:23 MDT 2014

On 22 Sep 2014 9:15 PM, "Marc Muehlfeld" <mmuehlfeld at samba.org> wrote:
> Hello
> Am 22.09.2014 um 20:58 schrieb Karolin Seeger:
> > Samba 4.2.0rc1 will be delayed. Some important things need to be
> > discussed/finished first (CTDB releases e.g.).
> >
> > The new planned release date is Wednesday, October 1.
> >
> > has been updated accordingly.
> >
> > If you are aware of any other issues, please let me know asap!
> How big is the chance that the following two bugs are getting fixed in
> * Demote a permanently offline DC with ADUC fails:
>   https://bugzilla.samba.org/show_bug.cgi?id=10595
>   (Note: It's not possible to demote a broken DC with samba-tool
>    yet. So no way to get the broken DC out of the domain.)
> * Transfering roles to other DC on the domain is succesfully,
>   but demoting the previous owner of the roles fails
>   https://bugzilla.samba.org/show_bug.cgi?id=10734
> We have quite often people on the mailing list with a broken DC, that
> can't be demoted any more. And also the problem that a working DC should
> be demoted, but the FSMO roles are not transfered clean to the new one.
> In both cases, it's not possible to get the DC out of the domain. And
> because there is currently not way, the people start editing the AD
> manually, even if we advice against, because it can cause serious
> It would be really great if this two would be fixed. I think they are
> very serious.
> Regards,
> Marc

Since nobody has responded to this yet, I thought I would just say that I
agree with Marc's concerns (for whatever that's worth).

I think it's fine if they don't make it for 4.2.0, though, if they can
still be fixed in 4.2.x.

Michael Wood

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