[Samba] Given up on Fedora Ubuntu is 1000-folder simpler

Rob Shinn morgan at tuxedo.darktech.org
Fri Jan 15 13:46:16 MST 2010

Michael Lueck wrote:
> When Etch came out, the Samba packages were so bad that I ended up 
> trying Ubuntu (7.04). It worked great!

That's just silly.  I use Ubuntu on my desktops and servers mostly 
because I prefer the extra fit-and-polish it has to Debian.  But I've 
used both and the packages themselves are basically the same.  A 
particular Ubuntu stable release package of Samba is more likely to be 
more current than the Debian stable release, but that's a result of 
policy differences, not technical ones.  The source for the packages is 
the same:  the Debian package repos.  The main difference is that Ubuntu 
might add a patch or two that hasn't made it into the stable Debian 
package yet, but other than that, they are the same.

Kudos to the good work of the Debian devs.  Without you, there would be 
no Ubuntu and the world would be much worse off without Debian.

As far as the comments on Fedora, you're also aware that the Ubuntu devs 
follow Fedora development and take away some of their best stuff, too, 

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