[Samba] what OS do you use for Samba?

James A. Dinkel jdinkel at bucoks.com
Tue Nov 28 18:59:15 GMT 2006

Oh I wish I would have known that.  I've already got the Ubuntu server
set up and moved one department over to it.  I'm planning on upgrading
to Etch when it comes out anyway, so I think I'll stick to that plan and
use this repo at that point.

James Dinkel

-----Original Message-----
From: James Zuelow [mailto:James_Zuelow at ci.juneau.ak.us] 

Oh, I've been busy and don't usually get into the OS discussions.

But you don't have to use backports for Samba on Debian Sarge.  I'm not
sure why anyone would even do that, since the Samba team maintain their
own Sarge apt repository.  If you still have a Sarge box to test, add
this to your /etc/apt/sources.list

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.

James Zuelow....................CBJ MIS (907)586-0236
Network Specialist...Registered Linux User No. 186591

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