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

Noel Kelly nkelly at tarsus.co.uk
Tue Feb 19 19:56:04 GMT 2002

Sounds like you just talked yourself into a job there Phil!

-----Original Message-----
From: Phil Chambers [mailto:P.A.Chambers at exeter.ac.uk]
Sent: 19 February 2002 16:18
To: Mac
Cc: samba at samba.org
Subject: Re: [Samba] Doco! ARGH! (smbpasswd's not up to date on the web

> (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
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are out 
of date.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
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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