[Samba] Migrate and Update (Samba 4.1 ADDC to Samba Latest Version on different Server).

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Thu Nov 17 20:21:59 UTC 2022

On 17/11/2022 20:04, Michael Tokarev via samba wrote:
> 17.11.2022 22:42, Juan Ignacio via samba wrote:
>> Rowland I upgraded the server to Debian 11, samba still on 4.1.
>> The service is reporting some errors.
>> I'm ready to start to update samba 4.1 to 4.16.
>> # service samba4 status
>> ● samba4.service - LSB: start Samba daemons
> Upgrading debian packages across releases is not supported.
> You either upgrade jessie->stretch->buster->.. (if I remember
> the codenames right), or you install a new server and migrate,
> as Rowland suggested.  Or you remove old samba completely
> (purge) and install new after upgrading the server.
> While samba itself can be upgraded right to current version,
> but the packaging is not prepared for this. In particular,
> "samba4" startup script has been there when debian moved from samba3 to 
> samba4. It's been renamed to "samba"
> a few releases ago, and that rename has been removed in subsequent
> releases. So if you upgrade from debian samba 4.1 package to
> debian samba 4.16 package, you'll have two startup scripts
> which will conflict with each other.
>>       Loaded: loaded (/etc/init.d/samba4; generated)
>>       CGroup: /system.slice/samba4.service
>>               ├─2343 /usr/local/samba/sbin/samba -D
> usr/local/ really?
> This is not a debian package.
> /mjt

Good catch, I missed that, too busy zeroing in on the fact that the OP 
was, seemingly, ignoring me.
Having said that, the OP really has no choice, stop compiling Samba and 
use Debian and its Samba packaging.


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