[Samba] Samba 3.2.0 in Debian "lenny"

Christian Perrier bubulle at debian.org
Tue Aug 5 07:38:10 GMT 2008

Quoting Ryan Novosielski (novosirj at umdnj.edu):

> Seems to me they should have been a lot more reluctant to freeze on a
> point zero release rather than reluctant at this point. I would be
> willing to bet that there are a lot of serious problems that would
> appear with any first release.

Debian is a collection of thousands of software. We can't wait for
each of them to release their point releases....So, indeed, the freeze
has to happen at some time and that time may be infortunate for some
of the software that are part of the distribution.

FWIW, the very same deal had to happen with KDE.

> I know Debian tends to backport patches, but it would seem like this
> would be a bit of a pain to start from this point.

Only security patches.

I agree that it would be infortunate to have lenny stuck with 3.2.0
while we all know there will be a few point releases for Samba.

That, indeed, is one of the reasons for which we should continue the
effort started a few months ago to bring back some .deb packages on
samba.org and have these packages to be as close as possible of
packages provided in Debian (and Ubuntu) itself so that users can
choose to either stick with what's provided with their distro and to
follow bleeding edge versions.

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