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

mathias dufresne infractory at gmail.com
Wed Sep 23 12:07:16 UTC 2015

Hi Birgit,

The point is "which features do you need?" and "in what version would you
find all these features?"

If you have all features you want in 4.1.17, just go with it.

Chhers :)

2015-09-22 18:51 GMT+02:00 oeh univie edv lists <edv-lists at oeh.univie.ac.at>

> Hey,
> >it´s obvious that not that much people build their own packages because
> they don´t have the necessary experience.
> that would definitely be me. I struggle enough as a newbie and the idea of
> compiling and error solving afterwards makes me feel VERY uneasy... also I
> wouldn't know how to deal with no automatic updates...
> Before I read this thread, I wanted to install sernet samba because then I
> could have applied easily what I learned. (That's what I read:
> http://www.kania-online.de/fachbuecher/samba-4/ )
> Now I still I have no clue if I have to build from source or if I just can
> install the samba 4.1.17 package that comes with debian jessie. My
> environment should be as simple as possible, just 2 ADs, 1 file server,
> one backup machine, user logins, profiles that write back from clients to
> the server, home directories, quota, some shares, some network printers.
> maybe later on, but only if pressure exists from employees: VPN.
> So am I on the safe side to just install 4.1.17 or should I consider
> building from source? Can I have all the features I mentioned? Should I be
> concerned about security because I use 4.1.17 and not the newest (sernet)?
>  If I have to build from source, please mention why, maybe I could avoid a
> feature to not have to compile...
> This setup is for a non-profit organisation... The decision to change to
> debian was costly-based (so hard to argue now to buy something except the
> hardware (please don't open another if it's fair or not discussion. thank
> you))....
> Also sernet 4.3 doesn't seem to be for jessie
> https://shop.samba.plus/samba-/273/samba-1-jahr ... I could install free
> sernet 4.2 but then I would have to pay when I need updates....
> Ah and another question: Can I still use the install guide from
> http://www.kania-online.de/fachbuecher/samba-4/ that was written for 4.1
> sernet samba or should I use something else because 4.1 sernet samba and
> 4.1 debian packaged samba differ a lot?
> Hope there are other newbies like me that may profit from your answers to
> my stupid questions.... (about the stupid: but I also think access to
> information should be low-threshold - not just dialogues between
> developers... to be honest: sometimes I have a hard time understanding
> what some of you say)
> birgit
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