[Samba] Doco! ARGH! (smbpasswd's not up to date on the web site)

Phil Chambers P.A.Chambers at exeter.ac.uk
Tue Feb 19 08:26:36 GMT 2002

> (P.S. Is anyone else who's setting up a completely self-contained
> Samba PDC having trouble coping with the wide range of doco?)

I find the documentation a complete mess!  The code may be good, but I am not in a 
position to judge that.  All my problems have been because what I needed to know was 
not documented.

I understand that code-writers' priorities tend be to get the code working and 
issued.  However, unless the documentation is treated as being as important as the 
code then the code is not much use.

Evidence of this is in this list.  How often do you see the same questions time and 
time again because the information is not in the documents, or the documants are out 
of date.  It would not be so bad if there were a FAQ which covered these issues.  
The FAQ on the samba.org site is based on bug reports, not on users frequently asked 

People should take a look at Exim (a mail transfer agent).  The author of that does 
not issue a new release until the documentation is revised to match the code.  That 
makes the job of the installer/configurer much much easier.

Phil Chambers (postmaster at exeter.ac.uk)
University of Exeter

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