[Samba] Debian users: which samba bugs fixed in 3.5.8 would you like to see fixed in Debian 6.0 "squeeze"?

Christian PERRIER bubulle at debian.org
Mon Mar 21 00:15:29 MDT 2011


I'm one of the maintainers of samba packages in Debian.

As of now, Debian squeeze provides samba 3.5.6. As per Debian policy
wrt updates in the "stable" releases of the distribution, providing
3.5.8 (and later) is not an option we'll be considering for future
updates. The policy of our release team is indeed more conservative
than the policy of the Samba Team (no offense intended, of course).

*Still, we have the opportunity to cherrypick some fixes when they deal
with "important"issues. So, I would like to give you, users of Debian
packages, an opportunity to voice your needs.*

Please mention what you would like to see fixed in further
updates. Please focus on the following:

- the bug is fixed in 3.5.8

- a clear upstream bug exists for that issue. Please point the
Bugzilla bug number. Mentioning the upstream commit ID will be

- the issue should fit the definition of an "important" bug in Debian: "a
bug which has a major effect on the usability of a package,without
rendering it completely unusable to everyone.". 

- Of course, fixing "grave" bugs is also OK! (grave: "makes the
package in question unusable or mostly so, or causes data loss, or
introduces a security hole allowing access to the accounts of users
who use the package").

The following fixes are already in the pipeline:

    - Upstream bug 7567: printing from Windows 7 fails with
      0x000003e6. Closes: #617429
    - Upstream bug 6727: printer device settings not saved for normal
      domain users. Closes: #611177
    - Upstream bug 7777: winbind leaks gids with idmap ldap backend
      Closes: #613624
    - Upstream bug 7880: rpcclient deldriver does not remove drivers
      from all architectures.

Also, this version already includes the fix for CVE-2011-0719 that
motivated the release of 3.5.7.

Permission to our release team has been asked for these. The first two
already got an approval. I have good hopes for the latter.

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