[Samba] Wing's repo, rpms & upgrades

vincent at cojot.name vincent at cojot.name
Wed Apr 18 14:29:18 UTC 2018

Hi Denis,

Answers in-line:
On Wed, 18 Apr 2018, Denis Cardon wrote:

> Here at Tranquil IT we are porting RPM packages from Fedora to CentOS7/RH7 
> for some of our clients. We have a copy of those RPMs on our wiki at 
> https://dev.tranquil.it/wiki/Samba4 , more specifically in the 
> https://samba.tranquil.it/centos7/ directory.

That's interesting, thanks. Do you have a maintained/packaged .repo for 
/stable/? (I wasn't able to find one).

> By the way, we are compiling using heimdal kerberos and not MIT like it is 
> configured by the default in the Fedora packages.

(And the RHEL packages too, it seems. Which is the reason why Samba AD-DC 
is currently disabled by default on RHEL7).

> If you are a Redhat customer, it would be good to go forward to your redhat 
> representative to say that you'd be interested in Samba-AD support by Redhat. 
> The more people will ask for it, the more chance there is that Samba-AD will 
> be first class citizen in Redhat ecosystem in the future!

Reading through https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=910464, it 
seems AD-DC support will land in RHEL8.. no hope for el7, I guess..

> For minor upgrade, you mostly can go forward without much stress. For major 
> upgrades, it is always better to test an upgrade on a snapshot and do a 
> dbcheck first. Dbcheck is getting pickier at every major version to get the 
> best and nicest ldb database for your beloved domain.

That's a good tip, thank you.

Kind regards,

Vincent (who happens to be a french person living in Canada). :)

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