[Samba] Sernet 4.3.X package is no longer free :/

Chris Weiss cweiss at gmail.com
Mon Sep 21 15:17:40 UTC 2015

On Mon, Sep 21, 2015 at 7:47 AM Reindl Harald <h.reindl at thelounge.net>

> Am 21.09.2015 um 14:28 schrieb mathias dufresne:
> i don't see a valid reason why samba should be treated different than
> any other software like postfix, dovecot, mariadb, httpd, trafficserver,
> named, unbound, ffmpeg where for most software it's absolutely normal to
> use distribution packages (as well as i do that for samba where the
> Fedora packages are typically recent)
> for all other server software own builds and distribution packages are
> fine while asking on the upstream user mailing-lists and for samba it's
> different
> explain me why!

it's not different.  those packages you mentioned have had someone step up
and volunteer to maintain the software package for that distro.  sometimes
it's a core member of the distro, sometimes a member of the project itself,
and often neither.  the people that have stepped up for samba are doing
builds based on the feedback they get in the time they have available.  if
your distro's package doesn't have something you need, file a bug report or
feature request to get it added. don't be surprised if the response is
"please submit a patch".

and as others have mentioned, samba is under pretty heavy development.
"stable" distro releases only get feature upgrades every 2-5 years (depends
on the distro).  that's a /very/ long time in the samba release cycle.  the
stable testing cycle is also several months, so when a new distro version
is released, its samba package is already out of date again.

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