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

Lennart Sorensen lsorense at csclub.uwaterloo.ca
Fri Jan 15 14:06:09 MST 2010

On Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 03:46:16PM -0500, Rob Shinn wrote:
> 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.

Intesting, given I stick with debian because I prefer things that upgrade
correctly (something ubuntu really needs some polish on).  I guess it
depends where you like your polish applied.

> 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,  
> right?

Len Sorensen

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