[Samba] 4.1.11/DebianWheezyBackports vs. 4.1.12/Sernet

Federico Alberto Sayd fsayd at uncu.edu.ar
Wed Oct 22 08:03:20 MDT 2014

On 22/10/14 07:29, ?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
I have installed Samba 4 and migrated from 3 using Debian-backports 
without problems, except, as commented, the missing DNS registries when 
you add an additional DC (I had to manually create them).

Consider that when Jessie reach stable Samba4 will come from Backports

My suggestion: If you use Debian, then, choose Backports



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