[Samba] Samba 3.2.0 in Debian "lenny"

Daniel L. Miller dmiller at amfes.com
Tue Aug 5 16:10:53 GMT 2008

Christian Perrier wrote:
> 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.
I'm probably wrong (I usually am) - but my understanding is if there is 
a problem with a released package, and the distro team doesn't want to 
upgrade to a new upstream version, the responsibility for repairing 
those problems lies with the packagers.  Based on the release notes I 
just saw on 3.2.1 - all I saw were bugfixes, not feature additions.  
That should be reason enough to pull it in to Lenny.


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