[Samba] Distro packages of Samba 4.x as an AD DC

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Sun May 25 03:09:53 MDT 2014

On Fri, 2014-05-23 at 12:38 -0700, Gregory Sloop wrote:
> I haven't been following the list carefully, but have you followed the Samba wiki?
> http://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Samba_AD_DC_HOWTO 
> This should get you setup with an AD quite quickly.
> I'm not sure about the sernet packages - I've seen _some_ problems in
> the past, but perhaps those reports are not valid any more. Frankly,
> compiling your own isn't half hard. [And since there aren't any good
> [read: current] distro supported packages you end up having to do
> "manual" updates anyway - so compiling is a little more hard than just
> installing a package, but also tends to help remove any potential
> problems/compatibility issues that often crop up from a package 

Ubuntu finally started shipping a distro-supported package with a
current Samba 4.1 in it, so these days may finally be over.  It would be
good to hear some feedback on if it all worked out, as it is based on
the work I and others did for a merge Samba 4.x debian package.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                       http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team  http://samba.org
Samba Developer, Catalyst IT          http://catalyst.net.nz/services/samba

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