[Samba] Is the samba-dc package on Centos 7 gimped?

John Lewis oflameo2 at gmail.com
Sun Oct 19 06:12:42 MDT 2014

On 10/19/2014 03:51 AM, Rowland Penny wrote:
> On 19/10/14 00:06, Nico Kadel-Garcia wrote:
>> On Sat, Oct 18, 2014 at 8:57 AM, steve <steve at steve-ss.com> wrote:
>>> On 18/10/14 11:15, Rowland Penny wrote:
>>>> On 18/10/14 00:38, Martinx - ジェームズ wrote:
>>>>> So, which Samba package out there is the best one, ever?
>>>> Oh come on, this a bit like asking a sports fan which is the best
>>>> team ;-)
>>> ¡LOL!
>>> The best Samba package, ever, is the one you build yourself. For your
>>> domain. To your requirements. So that you know what's in it. So that you
>>> have control over it. You cannot expect Centos, Ubuntu nor Debian to
>>> do that
>>> job for you;)
>> I'll beg to disagree here. This way lies madness with complex
>> software. I don't have the *time* to hand-compile and hand-tune every
>> single package myself. And I say this as a guy who does it
>> professionally, publishing backport tools for Samba 4.1.11 to RHEL: 6,
>> over at https://github.com/nkadel/samba4repo and
>> https://github.com/nkadel/samba4repo. and as the first publisher of
>> ports to SunOS way, way back in the day.
>> I can expect RHEL to do that for me in new OS releases, it's part of
>> what I pay money for, and sharing the expertise in a bundled set for
>> others is part of what I appreciate from the open source and freeware
>> worlds.
> So you are going to rely on red hat coming up with a working samba DC
> package, good luck with that and I hope you are prepared to be patient.
> Samba 4 was released nearly 2 years ago and red hat still hasn't got a
> working package, why ? because they insist it must work with mit instead
> of heimdal, it probably would have been quicker for red hat to drop mit.
> Rowland

You can tell what Red Hat is going to do tomorrow by Fedora does today.

Today the contents of the samba-dc package
https://apps.fedoraproject.org/packages/samba-dc/ is still the note
about why there is no Samba AD DC.

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