[Samba] Upgrade SAMBA4 and Skip release . . .

Marc Muehlfeld mmuehlfeld at samba.org
Sun Apr 2 17:40:20 UTC 2017


Am 02.04.2017 um 19:10 schrieb Micha Ballmann via samba:
> im running three SAMBA4 Domain Controller, version 4.6.0. Is it possible
> to skip a release, when upgrade. For example from 4.6.0 -> 4.6.2 . . .?
> How many steps are possiblerespectively recommendable?

yes, you can skip releases.

I'm not sure if we have an official policy about this. However, updating 
between three minor-level series should always be possible, because we 
support three in a row at the same time.

For example, currently 4.6 is the newest and 4.4 the oldest Samba series 
we support. Therefore, updating from 4.4.x to 4.6.x should be no problem.

However, if you skip patch-level versions (x.y.z) versions, read the 
release notes of the versions you skipped. If you switch to a newer 
minor-level version (x.y), read the release notes of the initial release 
(x.y.0) of each new series between your old and new version, and the 
release notes up to the patch-level version of the series you will 
install. There may be changes that may have impact on your environment, 
such as new parameter defaults.

contains some general information about updating Samba and the most 
noteable changes (anyway: read the release notes! :-)).


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