[Samba] 4.1.11/DebianWheezyBackports vs. 4.1.12/Sernet

Rowland Penny rowlandpenny at googlemail.com
Wed Oct 22 04:42:01 MDT 2014

On 22/10/14 11:29, ?icro MEGAS wrote:
> Hi all,
> I wonder if there are any pro/cons between
> using Samba4 of Debian's official Wheezy-backports repository which actually is version 4.1.11
> -or-
> using Samba4 of Sernet's official repository which actually is on version 4.1.12
> I understand that Sernet's package at that moment is more recent, but recently I had an issue which was Debian/Samba4 related and unfortunately I made the experience that no help was offered on freenode's irc-channel #debian to me with the reason that "Sernet" is *NOT* supported. They adviced me to use Debian-packages and/or use Wheezy-Backports for more recent packages. I thought about if I have any (dis-/)advantages when using Debian Wheezy Backports for obtaining the samba4 packages in future. Are there any pro/cons ? Please explain to me and what you suggest me to use. Thanks a lot
> Mirco
Well, I can understand Debian not supporting the Sernet packages, they 
after all did not create them, but Sernet does support them, but whether 
you would need to pay for that support or not, I am not sure.


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