[Samba] 4.1.11/DebianWheezyBackports vs. 4.1.12/Sernet

Harry Jede walk2sun at arcor.de
Wed Oct 22 07:03:53 MDT 2014

On 14:41:05 wrote ?icro MEGAS:
> 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

I use packages from wheezy-backports.

The packages from sernet are surly newer, but they have a big show 
stopper. These packages do not flag themselve as "samba" or "smbclient" 
or any other package name used by Debian.
So what happens, if one ever installed a Debian package which depends on 
samba or smbclient? The Debian packages get installed and one ends up 
with two packages in different versions.

My configured servers has often other services installed i.e. mail and 
squid. So i need the pam modules and the ntlm helper from winbind.

If one need a dedicated smb server, then the sernet package is the best 


	Harry Jede

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