[Samba] Upgrading samba on Buster

L.P.H. van Belle belle at bazuin.nl
Fri Sep 18 23:14:43 UTC 2020

> I am thinking I was not clear. Sorry.

Ah no problem, happend to me all the time. ;-) 
> I have no problem waiting for you to release the latest and 
> greatest. Thanks for that!
> I am new to the Debian world and I seem to remember in the 
> past you posted
> extra commands for upgrading to the next samba release.
> On Red Hat systems with rpms, it is simply yum update and 
> reboot when it is
> done.  On Debian based systems it seems more 
> complex/confusing.  Google shows
> things like apt-get update && apt-get upgrade. Is that enough 
> or is there something more that needs to be done for a samba DC?

Yes, thats sufficient normaly. 

> Not sure why it is necessary to do an update and upgrade but 
> whatever. I just do not want to bork things.

What you saw where these. 
apt update  - update the package list and versions in cache localy.
apt upgrade - upgrade packages. (optional --autoremove --purge) 

--autoremove remove unused packages (related to other packages you removed) 
--purge cleanup any leftover files

And the option. 
apt dist-upgrade
If a packages needs an extra package that isnt installed yet, it stalls, 
This might prevent you from breaking the system or it did break it. 

Then dist-upgrade is the option. 
( prefered with  --autoremove --purge ) 

I hope that explains abit. 



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