[Samba] samba in centos 4.4: samba-3.0.10-1.4E.9 versus the latest from sernet samba3-3.0.23c-30

Felipe Augusto van de Wiel felipe at paranacidade.org.br
Fri Sep 29 13:42:53 GMT 2006

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On 09/29/2006 06:34 AM, jancio_wodnik at wp.pl escreveu:
> Hi people.
> I use centos on many my servers and they are running samba which comes
> with centos: samba-3.0.10-1.4E.9
> From samba-3.0.10 to 3.0.23c many thnigs in code had change. Many bug
> fixes etc., code rewrote (for example oplock in later version of samba
> than 3.0.10). RedHat people don't have made a full of backports to their
> samba, only security things.
> So I have question, what do you think samba people, should i switch to
> the latest samba from sernet (for example) or still use samba, wchich
> comes with my centos. What are + and - ?

	It is a very personal decision. Running the last version
has advantages and disandvantages and it is not only about Samba,
in any software. You will have features and the support of the
upstream developers on the last changes, but you will also face
the "fresh shiny bugs".

	AFAIK, Samba provides rpm binary packages that you could
use, there is also Fedora packages. Depending on the size of your
network and time to take care of that, compiling each new version
of Samba could become a pain.

	If 3.0.10 is working for you and you have the security
updates and you don't need the new features, I would say that
you should stay with it (be aware that the upgrade path will
be harder and harded as your actual running versions is getting
too far from upstream).

> Best regards,
> Irens

	Kind regards,

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