[Samba] Samba package options

Robert Moskowitz rgm at htt-consult.com
Thu Sep 24 13:34:18 UTC 2015

On 09/22/2015 10:27 PM, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> On Tue, 2015-09-22 at 20:01 +0100, Rowland Penny wrote:
>> On 22/09/15 19:49, Guilherme Boing wrote:
>>> I've been running 4.3.0 on CentOS as AD DC and I've had no problems
>>> so far.
>>> Also upgraded from 4.2.3 to 4.3.0 using the tarball and everything
>>> went ok.
>> This is what I have been trying to get across, there is no need to
>> run
>> around like headless chickens, just because the Sernet packages are
>> no
>> longer freely available. The same code that they contain is still
>> available, *all* of it, not just bits without the required good bits,
>> you just have to compile it yourself.
> Even this isn't required.  Samba is still shipped, including the AD DC,
> in current releases of Ubuntu and Debian.  Those packages may not be as
> current, but a source-based install will be out of date pretty soon as
> well.
> In my view, the SerNet packages got popular because there was a big gap
> in the market:
>   - Ubuntu and Debian took ages to package Samba 4.0, because the
> package needed to be rewritten due to the previous Samba4 and samba
> packaging split. - Fedora and RHEL chose not to package the AD DC due to the Heimdal
> issue discussed elsewhere in the thread. - Samba 4.2 was blocked in Debian pending a re-integration of Heimdal
> (undoing the work to use the system Heimdal).
> I applaud SerNet for their efforts in supporting Samba and just as I do
> with all who both comply with the GPL and build a business on Samba,
> wish them the very best with monetising the mind-share that they have
> cultivated.  We will all watch with interest.
> That said, I hope those conditions have past.  Samba 4.3 has been
> packaged for Debian experimental, and with help that can move to
> unstable, testing and backports as well as Unbutu.
> On the RHEL side of the fence, Nico posted his rebuild for RHEL earlier
> in the thread: https://github.com/nkadel/samba4repo/

This seems to only be for RHEL6.  Is there anything for RHEL7?

> It would be great if even a fraction of the hand-wringing effort seen
> here was applied to this and those packages!
> Thanks,
> Andrew Bartlett

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