[Samba] RHEL7/Centos7 with Samba AD

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Sat Dec 8 05:34:47 UTC 2018

On Fri, 2018-12-07 at 23:32 -0500, Nico Kadel-Garcia via samba wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 6, 2018 at 2:35 PM Vincent S. Cojot via samba
> <samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:
> > So, IMHO RHEL7/Centos7 does just fine in a Samba AD/DC setup either as
> > clients or DCs. I still have a few details to work out (how to move the
> > Samba servers from local auth to AD auth, etc.. mostly because it's not
> > my area of expertise) but it's been working fine for me so far.
> > 
> > The only area of concern on el7 is to find a -reliable- Samba RPM builder
> > for el7. So far, I've tried:
> > 
> > - TranquilIT - https://dev.tranquil.it/wiki/Samba4
> > Their latest 4.8.x rpms are stuck on 4.8.5 and they don't provide
> > source rpms unless you complain a lot.
> > 
> > - http://azzurro.ezplanet.net : Seems pretty much out of updates
> > 
> > - http://wing-net.ddo.jp/wing : Web page still up but I've been unable to
> > pull down rpms from them for months.
> > 
> > Any non-inflamatory comments are welcome! :)
> There is my toolchain over at https://github.com/nkadel/samba4repo/ .
> I've found that Samba 4.9 with the domain controller requires gnutls
> 4.3.7 or better, which makes a *big* problem for RHEL 7. But you're
> welcome to play with the tools and set up a samba-4.8.x branch.

Can you get me some more details on that?  It isn't deliberate. 

> The recent complete switchover from python 2 to python3 is going to
> cause even more problems. The SCLO python packages are quite painful
> and short of critical modules, which makes a huge toolchain build to
> assemble them, and the python36 now in EPEL did not work well for me
> last time I tried. Frankly, RHEL 8 is overdue with gnutls updates and
> better python 3 support.

Yeah, we know it will be a pain.  That is why there will still be a
fallback to python2 for 4.10 in March, but after that we can't sustain
the support for interpreting the same code as python2 and python3, and
will go pure py3.

Andrew Bartlett
Andrew Bartlett                       http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team  http://samba.org
Samba Developer, Catalyst IT          http://catalyst.net.nz/services/samba

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