[Samba] oplocks and samba 2.2.7

John H Terpstra jht at samba.org
Fri Dec 13 17:29:00 GMT 2002

On Fri, 13 Dec 2002, Jean-Paul ARGUDO wrote:


Your question is one many samba users have to deal with. Debian Linux is
user supported software, so if you want samba to always be up to date,
volunteer to become the samba maintainer for Debian, then you will control
you own destiny.

If becoming the samba maintainer for Debian does not suit you, that's OK.
But now if you want an up to date version of samba for Debian you will
need to build your own.

If building you own does not suit you, then you could hire a consultant
)or find another volunteer) to do it for you.

If, like most of us, you want someone to give you an update package as
soon as a new version comes out, then find a source that will do that. The
choice is yours.

At one time, for every release of Samba I would compile and make available
10 for 10 different platforms. That took me nearly 4 days to build, QA,
release - all unpaid work. I am not after sympathy, just want to make the
point that it takes a lot of work and effort to serve our users fully. The
more people who help the easier it is.

John T.

> Hi all,
> I really know you'll tell me it is not an issue from Samba nor a matter
> of topic in this list.
> But. I have problems with oplocks, surely because of my version:
> Version 2.2.3a-12 for Debian I noticed it all in bug 26128 and posted
> here precisions, few days ago.
> Version 2.2.3a-12!!!??? YES, this is the *stable* version from Debian.
> What would I do? Install newer version (2.2.7,afaik), then corrupt my
> system? Or wait for Samba team to put 2.2.7 in the stable?
> For example, in current proposed-updates, samba version proposed is
> 2.2.3a-12!! I think I'll have to wait a year before 2.2.7 becomes
> stable, then you'll be supporting only version 2.4 ? :-)
> I really know again it is *not* the problem of Samba team.
> But, I think when I read docs "always install newest version before
> asking to support", you put to rubbish all users who havent yet
> connexion to internet, or ones who just buy brand new RH, Mandrake,
> Suse, whatever, box, with surely not the latest Samba version in  :-(
> What are my solutions then? Build my own deb package from your cvs?
> Thats what I'm gonna do finally, corrupting a bit my stable production
> debian server :-/
> I'd really like you give your point of view on this.
> Thanks a lot for your efforts!

John H Terpstra
Email: jht at samba.org

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