[Samba] Samba v3.0.23a BROKE my network

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at samba.org
Mon Jan 29 14:02:04 GMT 2007

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Chris Hall wrote:
> On Wed, 24 Jan 2007 you wrote
>> No offense,
> None taken.
>> but making any software update or change to a production system
>> without first testing it in a test environment is an administrative
>> issue, not a software issue.
> That could have reduced my users' blood pressure...
> ...but doesn't change my opinion that software should be written to
> avoid obscure failure caused by obvious misconfiguration -- particularly
> in the case of an upgrade which turns a previously working configuration
> into a broken one !


This is not a pass the buck argument, but I would push back
on the Fedora folks (IIRC the original context correctly).
No one should have pushed out a 3.0.23a from 3.0.14a via yum.
We have been constantly saying that upgrade releases
(when the minor number changes) has significant differences
from past releases.  The letter releases are bug fix only.

So you can tell us (developers) that we should make such
sweeping changes and in response I would state that package
maintainers for a distro should not push out such sweeping
changes without properly notifying the distro users.

cheers, jerry
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