[Samba] Debian Package Updates

L.P.H. van Belle belle at bazuin.nl
Thu Aug 8 07:31:27 MDT 2013

To give a light on sernet samba. 

Im using sernet samba, debian samba and ubuntu samba and backports samba. 
... yes. i know... but it still works very good. 

The debian stable is preffered for me also, but.. 
i found some bugs in the squeeze samba (3.5.6) a while ago and switch to a backported version. 3.6.6 fixed the bug found in 3.5.6,
but found some funny things there also, so i added as test sernet samba on a debian server and no problems for now.
after that i added an ubuntu server ( 12.04 ) and added sernet samba 4. 

environment atm is debian sqeeze and wheezy and ubuntu 12.04 LTS . Samba 3.6.x and added samba 4.
im in process of upgrading from NT domain to AD. 

and as far as i know some samba developers are working at sernet, correct me if im wrong.
So for the "official", this is the best you can get. 
i my opinion if your impatient. 

Best regards, 


>-----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
>Van: fsayd at uncu.edu.ar [mailto:samba-bounces at lists.samba.org] 
>Namens Federico Alberto Sayd
>Verzonden: donderdag 8 augustus 2013 14:27
>Aan: samba at lists.samba.org
>Onderwerp: Re: [Samba] Debian Package Updates
>On 04/08/13 21:28, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
>> On Fri, 2013-08-02 at 14:41 +0100, Dominic Evans wrote:
>>> The debian package of samba4 is still sitting at 4.0.3 in
>>> experimental. Please could someone (Andrew?) upload an 
>updated package
>>> now that we are up to 4.0.7?
>>> http://packages.qa.debian.org/s/samba4.html
>> We have toiled mightily, and have new experimental packages. 
> They are
>> stuck in the NEW queue, and have been for a month:
>> http://ftp-master.debian.org/new.html
>> (This is because we have additional package names, as part 
>of the merge
>> with the 'samba' package).
>> Once that's in, I expect a 4.0.7 will follow shortly.
>> Andrew Bartlett
>Hello Andrew
>Thanks for your work in the packaging of Samba4.
>What do you suggest to those who want install samba 4 on Debian for 
>I know that Sernet provides samba 4 packages for Debian stable, but, 
>since Samba is a main  piece in our infraestructure and is a very 
>complex software, I prefer a official version. I don't know how 
>difficult it would be the migration from Sernet's packages to the 
>official Debian packages when these be ready.
>Another option is to compile and package sources, but the same 
>migration to official.
>Also, as I understand, Samba4 will be backported only when 
>reach Jessie. 
>Some suggestion to impatient sysadmins?
>Thank you
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