[Samba] what OS do you use for Samba?

simo idra at samba.org
Wed Dec 6 18:18:04 GMT 2006

On Wed, 2006-12-06 at 13:06 -0500, Chris Smith wrote:
> On Tuesday 28 November 2006 13:59, James A. Dinkel wrote:
> > deb http://us5.samba.org/samba/ftp/Binary_Packages/Debian sarge samba
> >
> > And you'll track the latest stable release.
> >
> > I have a production Debian Sarge server that does just this.  
> >
> > Just don't do it with Etch, since in a few days time you'll get the same
> > package from Debian that you got from Samba, except that the Debian
> > packages have a few files moved from samba to samba-common.  That
> > confuses apt.  So with Etch I'd recommend staying plain vanilla Debian
> > in sources.list until it goes stable and the version number freezes.
> > Then you can move to using the Samba team repository.
> >
> > Ubuntu is cool too, especially the LTS version -- you probably won't go
> > wrong either way.
> Ubuntu (Edgy Eft) seems to be stuck at 3.0.22. Which is one of the reasons I 
> elected not to move to Ubuntu servers - when I first examined the possibility 
> they were stuck on 3.0.14 for the longest time. Also CUPS, the other major 
> component I need for supporting Windows clients, on Ubuntu is stuck at 1.2.4, 
> whereas I run 1.2.7 on Gentoo.
> Do the Sarge releases from the Samba team work properly with this (or any) 
> version of Ubuntu?

I have never tested the sarge releases on ubuntu. Edgy seem to have a
lot more updated libraries, you would have to test that everything work
as expected.


Simo Sorce
Samba Team GPL Compliance Officer
email: idra at samba.org

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