[Samba] RHEL 5

Robert Freeman-Day presgas at gmail.com
Thu Sep 23 09:35:29 MDT 2010

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If you pay for SerNet support, you may get those bugs fixed.  Neither
Red Hat, nor Samba upstream will likely support SerNet provided
packages...it pretty much says that on the relevant pages.  I suspect
the samba.org bug reports are the wrong place to bark.  If an upstream
developer wants to correct me on this feel free to weigh in.

Travis, stick with the facts and tell your client that RHEL 5 only
supports their 3.3.x version, but may to a best effort on tarballed
installations, and may...MAY help with SerNet....but I would verify that
with Red Hat.


On 09/22/2010 04:57 PM, Andrew Masterson wrote:
>> I've got a client asking if Samba Internet Services 3.5 is supported
> under REHL 5.
> Define "supported".  If you mean 24/7 tiered escalation included with
> your RHEL subscription - then no.
> I have filed two bug reports about running the latest Sernet Samba on
> RHEL 5 fully patched
> https://bugzilla.samba.org/show_bug.cgi?id=7457
> https://bugzilla.samba.org/show_bug.cgi?id=7518
> and they've been outstanding for months now, and the servers have
> crashed at least once in the meantime.  I also have to go in
> occasionally and kill zombie processes that peg a processor.  So if you
> need super-ultra-resilient samba, don't use the sernet 3.5 strain.
> I got forced into it because Red Hat didn't have a Samba version
> compatible with Server 2008 when I had to build.
> -=Andrew

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