[Samba] SCO OpenServer

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Mon May 25 02:59:57 MDT 2015

On Sat, 2015-05-23 at 11:32 -0400, Nico Kadel-Garcia wrote:
> On Fri, May 22, 2015 at 8:31 AM, L.P.H. van Belle <belle at bazuin.nl> wrote:
> > If you upgrade to sco 5.0.7, you get samba 3.0.20
> > 5.0.6 had samba 3.0.14. so im wondering why your using samba 2.2..
> > samba 3.0x. is on the supplimental discs.
> >
> > Gr.
> >
> > Louis
> Been there, done that. Samba 2.2 was built into the base release,
> supplements weren't always stable or well supported.
> OpenServer 5.0.7, the final release before the disastrous and overall
> incompatible upgrade to version 6, was released over 12 years ago. I
> took a look some years ago at upgrading OpenServer 5 release systems
> to OpenServer 6, and I couldn't keep any of the relevant in house
> software working *anyway*, and it was really expensive. It made better
> sense to move away from a vendor that was in legal and fiscal and
> technological ruin. (Check the old www.groklaw.net archives, it was a
> fascinating destruction of a previously robust company and
> technologies.)

In related news, the Samba Team removed support for SCO systems after
that fiasco.  Any remaining support would be truly accidental.

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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