Possible bug when I try to copy a subtree with windows explorer (PR#21927)

Eloy A. Paris peloy at debian.org
Tue Oct 30 18:02:00 GMT 2001

On Mon, Oct 29, 2001 at 06:17:08PM -0800, Jeremy Allison wrote:

> I'm afraid this looks like a problem Andrew discovered with the Debian
> Samba 2.2.2 only.
> It appears that the Debian Samba maintainer added a completely 
> untested (by the Samba Team) patch to their 2.2.2 release, and

Mea culpa. We were trying to fix Debian bug #47493:


> I'm not too happy about this (I know Andrew isn't) and don't
> really want to waste my time debugging problems introduced by
> vendors.
> We ship a "known" version for a reason, if Vendors want to change
> it please at least modify the version string so we know it isn't
> the code we tested.......

I am sorry for all the troubles, Jeremy. I did contact the Samba Team a
long time ago to try to get help with the bug we tried to fix. I got no
response (perhaps I used the wrong channels?) and then a fellow Debian
developer (Steve Langasek, of libpam-smb fame) offered help. That's how
the offending patch sneaked in.

To help solve the problem I built new packages. They hit the mirrors
today. The new packages have backed out the patch that caused the problem
and also version.h has been changed so the version number makes it clear
that the user is running a Debian package. This will definitely help in
future bug reports.

Please note that I try to add the least amount of Debian-specific patches
to the Debian packages I build. I mostly add the Debian package stuff,
which does not touch anything in the source/ directory.

Again, my apologies for the problems caused.



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